Media reports on asteroid and comet impacts, February 1997.
FEB 7: NBC DATELINE. Eight-minute preview of "Three Minutes to Impact" (see below).
FEB 9: THREE MINUTES TO IMPACT Discovery Channel 2-hour documentary by York Films
"Take a real-life look at the chances of a giant asteroid or comet hitting the earth, and what would happen if one did. Scientists, astronomers, and evolutionists discuss the possibilities, while computer animation is used to demonstrate the effects."
Sunday, Feb 9: 9-11 pm (ET/PT) Sunday, Feb 15: 4-6 pm (ET/PT) Wednesday, Feb 19: 8-10 pm (ET/PT)
FEB 14: DOOMSDAY, WHAT CAN WE DO?
Fox network one-hour special documentary
"How might the world end? Could it be a meteor, deadly virus, nuclear attack, global warming or a megaquake? Each of these doomsday scenarios are [sic] played out in a major American city."
Friday, Feb 14: 8-9 pm PT/ET
FEB 16/17: ASTEROID NBC two-part fictional miniseries
"Astronomer discovers that an approaching comet has dislodged several giant asteroids, propelling them on a crash course with earth. The first major asteroid hits Kansas City. Attempt to divert a still larger fragment by firing airborne lasers from F-16s creates a hellish meteor shower, with a dangerously large asteroid headed for Dallas."
FEB 26: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL NBC one-hour documentary