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Short Take: Y2K telepic feared as alarming

NBC has been overloaded with calls from those worried that its made-for-TV movie, "Y2K," set to air November 21, might have a deep impact on the public's fear of Armageddon. Several organizations--including civic governments, business associations, utilities, and the FDA--have requested a preview to ensure that the movie doesn't depict mass hysteria. "My slogan while making the movie was, 'Paranoia is our most important product,'" executive producer David Israel said. "I guess it worked."

NBC has been overloaded with calls from those worried that its made-for-TV movie, "Y2K," set to air November 21, might have a deep impact on the public's fear of Armageddon. Several organizations--including civic governments, business associations, utilities, and the FDA--have requested a preview to ensure that the movie doesn't depict mass hysteria. "My slogan while making the movie was, 'Paranoia is our most important product,'" executive producer David Israel said. "I guess it worked."