JOIN THE WORLD PARTY.
``ABC 2002'' sounds as if the network will be the official broadcaster of the New Year (good luck to us all if that's the case), but really, it's just a truncated version of ``ABC 2000,'' the award-winning marathon of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world. Here, it'll air from 3:30 to 7 p.m., so you can watch such far-flung locations as Tokyo, Moscow, Cape Town, Jerusalem and London ring in the future before heading out to your own party.
U2 and Sting - you can barely turn on a TV special these days without running into these guys - will be among the musicians performing. And there will be a special report from Afghanistan, as well. Peter Jennings will host - this time, he won't have to drink so much coffee - and you can see it all on KABC (Channel 7).
Happy New Year!
Tonight's lineup of specials:
4 p.m.: ``2001: 50-1'' - A look at the year's best videos spread over six hours. MTV.
6 p.m.: ``Orange Bowl Parade'' - Miami event theme is ``Underwater Wonderland.'' KPAX (Channel 30).
6:30 p.m.: ``2002'' - Peter Jennings looks back at 2001 and ahead to 2002. ABC.
10 p.m.: ``Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'' - The 30th-anniversary show kicks off with a look back at previous guests and performers and later counts down to midnight from Times Square in New York and from Hollywood. ABC.
``Rank: Top 20 Entertainers of 2001'' - Brook Burke hosts. E!
``New Year's Eve 2002'' - Carson Daly hosts from New York. Slated performers include Ja Rule, O-Town, P.O.D., Sum 41 and City High. MTV.
11 p.m.: ``Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve'' - A countdown of Billboard's Top 10 videos of the year with encores of performances from Billboard Music Awards by Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys and more. Fox.
Peter Jennings will host ABC's New Year's Eve coverage, but don't expect him to stay awake 24 hours straight.
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|Title Annotation:||L.A. Life|
|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Dec 31, 2001|
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