Dateline: Week Of June 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Summit in Moscow – President Clinton and President Vladimir V. Putin agree on the missile defense threat, but disagree on its solution.
The Supreme Court strikes down a Washington state law that authorized a judge to order that a child be turned over to her grandparents for weekend visits. The Court says that parents have the fundamental right to decide what is best for their children.
George W. Bush accused the federal government of mishandling and unfairly denying benefits for veterans.
Gov. George W. Bush, campaigning for president as a “compassionate conservative,” blocked a scheduled execution of a convicted killer (Ricky McGinn) by approving his first reprieve in a Texas death penalty case.
Vice President Al Gore announces a three-point proposal to make it easier for parents of find affordable and high-quality day care.
Chicago/Robert Fulton Elementary School - A car rove into a school playground as a crowd gathered for an awards assembly. At least 11 were injured – mostly children.
A federal appeals court rules that illegal immigrants seeking to stay in the U.S. can’t be disqualified simply because they used fake Social Security cards to work.
Satellite slammed - The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory after nine years of studies of the universe, was deliberately slammed into the atmosphere where it broke up and fell in a shower of hot metal over a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean.
Frank Bainimarama – Fiji’s new military ruler says that it might be years before democratic elections can be held.
Unemployment rose to 4.1% last month – up from 3.9%.
Technology News – June 1, 2000
Microsoft unveils Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server 2000) – a new Web software for businesses – to shield Web servers from attacks that can crash computer systems.
The FCC clears the way for AT&T to purchase MediaOne Group Inc for $54.7-billion.
Entertainment News – June 1, 2000
Actor Patrick Swayze is OK after a small plane in which he was in – made an emergency landing and clipped a wing on an empty street in central Arizona.
Music News – June 1, 2000
Passing – Latin jazz bandleader Tito Puente.
Rapper Eminem is arraigned in Macomb County Michigan on charges of felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
Country singer Tim McGraw is arrested for allegedly attacking deputies near Buffalo NY after headlining at the George Strait Country Music Festival.
Singer Celine Dion undergoes two operations to improve her chances of becoming pregnant.
Tony Awards – “Contact” – best new musical. Susan Stroman – best director.
Television news – June 1, 2000
2000 MTV Movie Awards –
“The Matrix” got best movie. Keanu Reeves – best male performance. Sarah Michelle Geller – best female performance for “Cruel Intentions.”
On “Saturday Night Live” – Joshua Jackson with musical guests ‘N Sync.
HBO debuts “Sex and the City” with new episodes every Sunday night!
Michael J. Fox’s farewell on “Spin City” – earns the show its highest ratings with 32.76 million viewers.
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 1, 2000
CBS – Survivor, Movie, David Letterman
NBC – NBA Basketball, Dateline NBC, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Drew Carey, Clerks, 20/20, Nightline
Fox – It’s Your Chance of a Lifetime, Britney in Hawaii
WB – Dawson’s Creek, Felicity
UPN – 7 Days, Star Trek: Voyager
PBS – Great Performances, Charlie Rose
MTV – Karoke, Total Request Live, MTV Movie Awards Uncensored
Nike at Nite – Arnold!, Gilligan’s Island
NBA Playoff Basketball – Portland Vs. Los Angeles.
Britney in Hawaii – Britney Spears with Destiny’s Child and Joe.
On David Letterman- Robert Duvall, Don Henley.
On Jay Leno – Vanessa Williams and Terry Bradshaw.
Top Movies – June 1, 2000
Big Momma’s House
Small Time Crooks