Dateline: Events/Week Of February 26, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the UN deal with Iraq meets all of Washington’s objectives.
Prosecutors in NY file federal civil rights charges against four New York policemen in the alleged torturing of a Haitian immigrant last August that sparked a national outrage.
President Clinton certifies Mexico as a fully cooperating partner in the war on drugs.
Mike Milken Update – February 26, 1998
Former junk bond king Mike Milken agreed to pay $47 million to settle new federal charges that he violated his lifetime ban from the securities business
Entertainment/Movie News – February 26, 1998
Passing – Great character actor J.T. Walsh. He was 54… of a heart attack.
Music news – February 26, 1998
MTV does a Madonna profile on “Ultrasound.” Kurt Loder hosts.
Look for “Van Halen III” – the first Van Halen album featuring new singer Gary Cherone.
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Television news – February 26, 1998
On HBO – “The Pentagon Wars” with Kelsey Grammer and Cary Elwes. “Ready. Aim. Cover-Up.” An HBO original movie.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Garth Brooks and Robert Duvall.
Fox News Channel signs Matt Drudge the Internet gossip guy – to host a weekly celebrity news show. Drudge was the one who broke the Clinton-Lewinsky story.
Passing – Actor Philip Abbott – best remembered as the bureau boss in the TV show – “The FBI.” He was 74.
Disney Channel launches “Bug Juice” – the actual experiences of kids 12-15 at summer camp.
A jury clears Oprah Winfrey of maligning Texas’ beef industry, rejecting a big profile lawsuit by cattlemen who claimed they lost more than $11 million after Winfrey questioned the safety of American meat on her talkshow.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – February 26, 1998
CBS – Kids say the Darndest Things, Candid Camera, Gregory Hines, Step by Step, Nash Bridges, Dave Letterman
NBC – Dateline NBC, 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards, Jay Leno
ABC – Sabrina, Boy Meets World, Sabrina, 20.20, Nightline
Fox – Beyond Belief-Fact or Fiction?, Millennium
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
VH1 – Pop-up Video, Movie, RuPaul Show
On Dave Lettermen – Kate Winslet, Tara Lipinski
On Jay Leno – David Caruso, Jim Lampley.