Producer
Producer
Leopold Hoesch
Editor
Genre
History
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Format
Carolin Wagner
Year
2019
UNSER LAND IN DEN 90ERN
Countdown ins neue Jahrtausend - 1999

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

The year 1999 brought a film to the cinemas that became a cult, a world-champion hammer throw, hunting for cute grouse - and the panic of a millennium bug. The two-digit year, which many computers in industry and administration use, caused a small panic. The fear was: if the double zero for the year 2000 followed the 99, the computer would interpret this as 1900. Computer networks would collapse as a result. This would also have affected the cities in NRW. But the PCs were still running, and the main thing people did on them was to play games! The hunt for the grouse took over offices all over the country. The inventors of the game were based in Wattenscheid. Due to their animal success, a kind of high frenzy set in: they went to the stock exchange and played the really big game there. But then it came out: the balance sheets were falsified. The grouse had shot itself down.

OUR COUNTRY IN THE 90s - Countdown to the New Millennium - 1999

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

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