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Dateline: Week Of September 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

Los Alamos nuclear weapon scientist Wen Ho Lee is finally released from prison after being there for nine months and no trial.  Lee pleaded guilty to one felony charge if illegally retaining national defense information and was sentenced to the 278 days he was served since he was arrest. 58 other counts were dismissed. 

The European Union lifts diplomatic sanctions against Austria that have been in place for seven months. 

Firestone Tires says it takes full blame for producing defective tires and that quality control problems are factors in their tread failures.  


Sports News – September 8, 2000

Greg Maddux pitches a four-hitter for his second-consecutive shutout as the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida marlins 4-0. 

Venus Williams wins the wins the women’s side of the U.S. Open, beating Lindsay Davenport. It’s her second Grand Slam tennis title. 

bobby knight fired coach indiana sports trivia timeline september 2000 mrpopcultureCoach Bobby Knight is fired as coach of Indiana. Reason – he violated a zero-tolerance conduct policy.


Technology News – September 8, 2000   

The biggest yet – The Nomad Juke MP-3 player. This small portable features a 6-gig hard drive that can store the equivalent of 150 CD’s/four days of music/2000 songs! Just $499. You can play the songs in order or make your own playlist! A typical beeper-sized MP3 player costs #250 and carries one or two hours of music. They’ve been around for two years. But, this one has the largest storage to date! Amazing! 

Another hand-held device – as Microsoft revisits hand-held computers with its PC 2000. 


Music News - September 8, 2000

eminem mtv video of the year 2000 september trivia music timeline mrpopcultureMTV Video Awards - Eminem gets video of the year for “The Real Slim Shady.”

Allayah received best female video and best video from a movie for “Try Again.”







Top Pop Hits – September 8, 2000

Muslc – Madonna

Doesn’t Really Matter – Janet Jackson

Incomplete – Sisqo

Wilfrey – Next

Aaron’s Party (Come get it) – Aaron Carter

 No More – Ruff Endz

leeann rimes music billboard charts september 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureI Need You – LeAnn Rimes

Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge

LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight the Moonfight 


Television News – September 8, 2000

The Sopranos first-season episodes – all 13 – are being released on DVD!

 Al Gore appears on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. He called on the entertainment industry to regulate itself. 

survivor richard hatch loses book deal sept 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureDown the hatch - “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch  loses his book deal. He was bound by his CBS contract not to reveal details of life on the island. Oh well. 

New – Debuting this week – The Dr. Laura Schlessinger TV show. Will the radio psych guru make it on TV? 

 Regis and Kathie Lee’s ratings shot up some 26% for her last week as co-host of the show! Guest hosts on the show will include Whoopi Goldberg, Raquel Welch and Gloria Estefan. 

CBS will air another “Survivor” plus another reality show from the same producer – Mark Burnettt. This one’s called “Destination Mir. The show follows a dozen American civilians undergoing Russian cosmonaut training. Only one gets to go in space!! 

The six remaining contestants of “Big Brother” – superheaded by the oldest – George – say they may bolt some two weeks before the show is supposed to end -  because producers are manipulating contest rules. It’s all being played out on the show’s website.


52nd Annual Emmy Awards and some winners –

Best drama series – “West Wing”

will & grace emmy award best comedy sept 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureBest comedy series – “Will & Grace”

Best actor drama – James Gandofini – Sopranos

Best actress drama – Sela Ward – “Once and Again”

Best comedy series – “Will & Grace”

Best actor comedy – Michael J. Fox – “Spin City”

Best actress comedy – Patricia Heaton – “Everybody Loves Raymond” 


Top Movies – September 8, 2000

Nurse Betty

The Watcher

The Cell

Bring It On

The Art of War

Highlander: Endgame

The Way of the Gun

The Original Kings of Comedy

What Lies Beneath

Space Cowboys

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