Dateline: Week Of September 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Tape recordings released from President Kennedy’s library documented tension in the White House after the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy debated whether the U.S. should promise not to invade Cuba. It clearly showed that Kennedy was in charge.
President Clinton vetoes the Republican’s estate tax repeal – so – it’s on again.
President Clinton announces he will leave the decision on deployment of a national missile shield to his successor.
Over 150 dignitaries on hand - The United Nations hosts the largest gathering or world leaders. President Clinton told the gathering, that hopes with peace rest with them.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Katsuhiko Kawasoe plans to resign to take responsibility for a 20-year cover-up of customer complaints that led to the recall of million vehicles.
A federal safety agency warned consumers that 1.4 million more Firestone tires are subject to the same deadly problems that forced the recall of about 6.4 million tires.
Yolande Bobb – tried to approach First Lady Hillary during a parade in NYC and bit a Secret Service agent who stopped her. He’s OK.
The Vatican instructs Roman Catholics to uphold the dogma that their church is the sole path to spiritual salvation for al humanity.
Republicans air an aid that mocks Al Gore for raising money in a Buddhist temple and saying he helped invent the Internet.
A 5.2 quake hits the Napa Valley area of California. Not much damage. But 40 people were injured.
Sports News – September 1, 2000
Rory Sabbatini makes a 30-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a single-stroke victory in the Air Canada Championship in Canada.
Music News – September 1, 2000
This week – the MTV Video Music Awards from New York City. Hosted by Shawn and Marlon Wayans. With performances by – Christina Agullera, Blink 182, Eminem, Janet Jackson, ‘Nsync, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sisqo, Britney Spears.
Also appearing on the MTV Video Music Awards – 98 Degrees, Toni Braxton, Gisele Bundchen, Carson Daly, d’Angelo Robert DeNiro, Destiny’s Child, Dr. Dre, Fred Durst, Jakob Dylan, Eve, Macy Gray, Kate Hudson, Wyclef Jean, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, LLL’Kim, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Lars Ulrich, Moby, Nelly, Pink, Chris Rock, The Rock, Ben Stiller, Sting, Richard Hatch, Bono.
In NYC – Singer Bono appears at the United Nations Millennium Summit to do what he does.
Copyright award - A federal judge rules that mp3.com violated music copyrights and awards Universal Music Group at least $117 million in damages. It’s the largest copyright award ever.
Sting will conduct a concert in Central Park next week. The sponsor will donate the money to city youth programs.
Television News – September 1, 2000
A new cable channel is launching soon – “Fine Living” – an upscale TV channel.
For her first show of the season – Rosie O’Donnell features some of the gang from “Survivor” – Colleen, Gretchen, Susan, Rudy, Gervase and the winner – Richard Hatch.
Coming to CBS Saturday Mornings – “Little Bill: Nick Jr. animated series created by Bill Cosby based on his children’s books.
Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of September 1, 2000
CBS – Big Brother, Ladies Man, 60 Minutes II, Judging Amy, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn
NBC – 3rd Rock, Frasier, Just Shoot Me, Dateline NBC, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, dharma & Greg, Norm, NYPD Blue, Nightline, Bill Maher
PBS – Nova, Charlie Rose
WB – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Titus, Family Guy, PJ’s
MTV – Total Request Live
On David Letterman – Renee Zellweger, Bonnie Raitt.
On Jay Leno – Jamie Lee Curtis, Sixpence None the Richer.
Top Movies – September 1, 2000
Bring It On
The Art of War
What Lies Beneath
Original Kings of Comedy
Nutty Professor II