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When the 21st century began it didn’t even have a name. It seems the good times were just beginning. And a new generation was on the march. Then, everything changed. A coalition of the willing soon divided the world. And what went up crashed down. Idols fell and idols rose. But at the end we were all survivors. The 2000s. The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All I, National Geographic 2017
The decade starts with a neck and neck US election. ibid.
The Supreme Court steps in and stops the recount. ibid.
A revolution in television: the reality game-show. ibid.
Two more anthrax-laced letters bearing the same Trenton New Jersey postmark arrive at the senate. The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All II
After 9/11 British airways top 12 corporate clients all stopped flying Concorde costing it millions in revenue and contributing to its retirement. ibid.
By 2014 Paris Hilton’s fragrances have grossed more than $2 billion globally. ibid.
Enron execs sell $1 billion in stock before bankruptcy. ibid.
It was a decade of heroes and villains. A decade that screamed for attention then got the attention it deserved. The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All III
An earthquake in the Indian ocean has triggered a massive tsunami. ibid.
The photo is leaked and becomes the global defined image of Saddam Hussein’s capture. ibid.
November 2005: YouTube is launched: 8 million videos watched a day. ibid.
Katrina will become the turning point of Bush’s presidency. ibid.
He [Steve Jobs] came, he saw and he always seemed to conquer … that would make Apple the richest company on the planet. The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All IV
Cern: here scientists from all across the world united to explore the nature of reality itself. The most expensive experiment, the most complicated machine, the large Hadron Collider. ibid.
September 2006: 90% of Americans want to withdraw all troops from Iraq. ibid.
An insatiable appetite for zombie movies. ibid.
Lehman Brothers: they borrow a staggering 44 times the amount they actually own. ibid.
America lost $10.2 trillion in 2008. ibid.
For a very long time movies and boxing were the bread and butter of HBO … We could do serious television. The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television, Carolyn Strauss, Sky Arts 2019
The Sopranos kind of took the mystery out of being a mobster. ibid. Vince Gilligan
That’s how good The Sopranos was: people were paying just to see that show. ibid. Renee Graham
This explosion … tattoos, weight loss, plastic surgery, hoarders, substance abuse … a reality show for everyone. ibid. Sarah Rodman
‘What we’re seeing in the 2000s is a lot of new voices, new story-tellers, a sort of changing of the guard.’ The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television II, critic
Band of Brothers … The Wire … The West Wing … The Colbert Report … Malcolm in the Middle … Everybody Hates Chris … Curb Your Enthusiasm … Arrested Development … The Office US … Parks & Recreation … Modern Family … 30 Rock … The Shield … Nip/Tuck … Rescue Me … Battlestar Galactica … Mad Men … The Sopranos … Friday Night Lights … Glee … Grey’s Anatomy … Breaking Bad … The Good Wife … House MD .. Buffy the Vampire Slayer … ibid.
This is CNN’s coverage of Election 2000 … The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television III
I think if it hadn’t been for Pat Buchanan and the butterfly ballot Al Gore would have been president of the United States. ibid. Buchanan
It was a very unusual late-night ruling from the United States Supreme Court. ibid. Pete Williams, NBC News
The [Iraq] war may be officially over but the violence rages on. The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television IV, television news
At least Saddam Hussein fed us. ibid. Iraqi interviewed ABC news
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. ibid. Paul Bremer
Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television V, Steve Jobs presentation
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has called Windows XP the most important tool that’s ever been created. ibid. Shihab Rattansi, CNN news
Google’s appearance on the scene changed everything. ibid. David Pogue, technology dude
MySpace.com is now the fastest growing site on the web. ibid. news report
Move over MySpace: college students across the country are Facebooking their classmates. ibid. Bambi Francisco
The Sub-Prime Mortgage crisis has left millions of Americans struggling to stay in their homes and Wall Street is feeling their pain. The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television VI, television news
As the lights went out on the west coast, Enron’s wholesale services revenues quadrupled from $12 billion to $48 billion and double again three months later. ibid. news
The fact that a Wall Street firm [Bear Stearns] could lose 90% of its value in one weekend has some convinced the markets and the economy have far bigger to fall. ibid. Carl Quintanilla report 17 march 2008
I decided to act and act boldly. ibid. George Bush
What may very well be the final steps of freedom for perhaps the most despised man in America: Bernie Madoff entered a federal court in Manhattan today and pleaded guilty to the greatest investor fraud in US history. ibid. news
Failure to act now will turn crisis into catastrophe. The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television VII, Barack Obama
ABC News Washington Post Poll 30th September 2007: Clinton 53%; Obama 20%; Edwards 13%. ibid.
Video killed the radio star. Now has the internet killed the record industry? The 2000s: The Platinum Age of Television VIII, Fox News
Boy bands were selling so many albums. ibid. bird
At the centre of their dispute is an music-sharing internet server known as Napster. ibid. Brant Gumbel, The Early Show