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Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

President Clinton plans on requiring meat product companies to test their factories for the deadly Listeria bacterium in an effort to cut the number of deaths and illnesses from it – to half by 2005. Listeria strikes about 2000 people a year – about the same as E.coli bacterium – but more die from Listeria. 

Kinder? - The Irish Republican Army vows to put its weapons “completely and verifiably’ out of commission and to allow regular inspections of its arms depots. 

Huge rally in Washington as hundreds of thousands gather for a show of pride for gay rights. 

Female sexual satisfaction just got a lift - The FDA has approved its first female sex aid. The eros device increases blood flow to the genital area.  

madeleine albright humiliated security scandals timeline may 2000 mrpopcultureSecretary of State Madeleine Albright lashes the entire U.S diplomatic corps for a rash of security scandals. She said she is both humiliated and infuriated by the series of security breaches including the disappearance of a laptop full of top-secret information. 

The U.S unemployment rate hits 3.9% - a 30-year-low. That’s down from 4.1% in March. 

Passing – NY Cardinal John O’Connor – oldest active bishop. He was 80. 

In Colorado – 350-pound Darrell Moore is in jail for murder after he suffocated his wife by lying on her for 15 minutes. They were arguing over her drinking. 

The National Highway traffic safety Administration will require a new generation of air bags that is less likely to harm small children.


Music News – May 1, 2000

sting brand new day tour music trivia timeline may 1 2000 mrpopcultureSting “Brand New Day” tour. Go to sting.compaq.com 


Entertainment News – May 1, 2000

Passing – Steve Reeves – Movie strongman known as “Mr. Universe.”


Television News – May 1, 2000

Tim Warner drops ABC from its cable systems! So if you’re a Time Warner subscriber – forget seeing “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” It’s a bitter dispute and it’s all about payments. The service is restored after Time Warner reaches agreement with Disney. 

Richard Hatch –  CBS “Survivor” contestant – remains free on $10,000 personal recognizance after being arrested on charges of child abuse. CBS will debut the show on May 31. 

Celebrities appearing on “Millionaire” are bringing in the show’s biggest ratings. Celebrities such as Drew Carey and Rosie O’Donnell won nice money for their favorite charities. (Check the ratings next week). 

 Monday night television listings – week of May 1, 2000

CBS – King of Queens, Ladies Man, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Family Law, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Dateline NBC, Movie, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Movie, Nightline, Bill Maher

PBS – Antiques Roadshow, American Experience

Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Titus, Ally McBeal

WB – 7th Heaven, Roswell

UPN – Moesha, The Parkers, Grown Ups, Malcolm & Eddie


On Jay Leno – Drew Carey,  Amy Brenneman, Trisha Yearwood 

david spade on letterman show cbs trivia timeline may 1 2000 mrpopcultureOn David Letterman – David Spade, Marion Jones


Top Movies – May 1, 2000


The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Where the Heart Is

Love and basketball

Rules of Engagement

Keeping the Faith

28 days

Erin Brockovich

Final Destination.

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