Dateline: Events/Week of September 1, 1996 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Democratic convention in Chicago – President Bill Clinton accepts renomination and bows to protect popular programs and lists new goals.
Clinton and Democratic strategist Dick Morris resigns in response to reports he had shared campaign secrets with a $200-an-hour prostitute.
President Clinton orders the U.S. military to prepare for possible action in the Persian Gulf region after concerns on Iraqi troop movements.
U.S. forces strike Iraqi targets again – as part of an operation that President Clinton pledged would continue until Iraqi President Saddam Hussein complies with standards of international conduct.
President Clinton says that Iraq appears to be withdrawing its troops from Irbil – the Kurdish city that Iraqi forces invaded last week. The President declared the two rounds of U.S. missile strikes against Iraq this week a success.
Whitewater – Susan McDougal – former Whitewater investment partner of President Clinton and the First Lady, refused a judge’s order to testify before a federal grand jury about the Clinton’s role in the case.
Presidential Campaign as President Clinton and Bob Dole hit the mid-west.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian helped a Tennessee man with pancreatic cancer commit suicide.
Business news – September 1, 1996
Staples will purchase Office Depot for $3.5 billion in stock.
General Motors agrees to sell its stake in rental car company Avis Inc to HFS Inc. for about $800 million.
A recovery expedition lifts a giant slab of the Titanic’s hull from its ocean grave. The RMS Titanic Inc. is sponsoring the expedition. Plans call for the piece of debris to be taken to Boston then New York.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan proclaims himself honored to accept a human rights award named for Libyan ruler Moammar Kadafi, but turned down its companying $250,000 prize to avoid legal problems in the U.S.
Radio news – September 1, 1996 – Don Imus Simulcast on MSNBC
MSNBC begins to experiment in broadcasting Don Imus’ morning radio show – live – beginning 6am eastern time.
Music news – September 1, 1996
Paul McCartney announces that his wife Linda, has made a full breast cancer recovery – after undergoing surgery in December.
MTV Music Awards- Smashing Pumpkins get sever awards – including video of the year for “Tonight Tonight.” Alanis Morissette got three awards including best female video and best new artist.
Pearl Jam begins a tour on Sept 16.
Look for the “Beatles Anthology, Vol. III” in the fall.
A&M Records will released a lost Karen Carpenter album, but look for the album “Karen Carpenter” in October with 12 unreleased songs.
Television news – September 1, 1996
Oprah Winfrey interviews John F. Kennedy Jr. this week!
MTV Networks announces plans to spend more than $420 million on animated series and films over the next five years for MTV and Nickelodeon.
David Letterman will air an entire show – but without regular commercial breaks on Sept 20. Letterman will simply billboard sponsors – four in all.
Jenny McCarthy is leaving as co-host of MTV’s “Singled Out” to begin her own weekly comedy-variety series. That will begin in December.
Look for the Fox News Channel to launch Oct. 7.
Nick at Night is adding “Happy Days” to its lineup beginning Sept. 9.
Margot Kidder talks to Barbara Walters on her battles with mental illness and her recent “dazed and confused’ incident in S. California. On ABC-TV.
CBS is delaying “Ink” starring Ted Danson. The four episodes already shot are being scrubbed and Dreamworks will have to start over.
NBC’s “Later with Greg Kinnear” which had halted production for Kinnear to do a movie – is back. The movie is “A Smile Like Yours.”
Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole interviews with Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes” this week.
Ross Perot plans to mix his homespun message with his ever-present charts in a paid 30-minute TV advertisement – to air on ABC this week.
On E! this weekend – “The Life and Death of Sam Kinison.”
Now that she’s hotter – Janeane Garofalo, whose movie career took of with “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” will make less appearances on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 1, 1996
CBS – Queen, David Letterman
NBC – Wings, NewsRadio. Dateline NBC, Law & Order Jay Leno
ABC – Ellen, Grace Under Fire, Drew Carey, Prime time Live, Nightline
Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, party of Five
UPN – The Sentinel Star Trek: Voyager
MTV – The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, Post Show
E! – Cool Clubs, Howard Stern, Talk Soup
Top music albums – September 1, 1996
Nada Es Igual – Luis Miguel
Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette
Submlime – Submlime
Falling into You – Celine Dion
Tragic Kingdom – No Doubt
Secrets – Toni Braxton
Beats, Thymes – A Tribe Called Quest
It Was Written – Nas
Keith Sweat – Keith Sweat
Top Pop Hit Singles(top-40) – September 1, 1996
Macarena – Los Del Rio
Loungin’ – LL Cool J
Only You – 112
Twisted – Keith Sweat
Hit Me Off – New edition
Elevators – Outkast
Change the World – Eric Clapton
I Love you Always – Donna Lewis
How Do You Want It – 2pac
It’s All Coming Back – Celine Dion
Top movies – September 1, 1996
The Crow: City of Angels
A Time to Kill
The Island of dr. Moreau
A Very Brady Sequel
The Spitfire Gill.