Dateline: Week Of October 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
In Paris – Palestinian and Israeli leaders fail to reach a deal to pull back army units and a call to stop fighting. Earlier this week – Palestinian and Israeli forces clashed – with 12 dead and 500 hurt on the West Bank.
In Boston – George W. and Al Gore debate. Hot topics were abortion, prescription drugs and taxes.
President Slovodan Milosevic is defeated in Yugoslavia’s presidential elections He was defeated by Vojislav Kostunica.
Debate – VP nominees Dick Cheney and Joseph Lieberman go at it in Kentucky.
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani angrily denied reported Justice Department findings that a division of the New York Police department engaged in racial profiling while conducting an aggressive campaign of street searches.
Inmates who claim they were wrongfully convicted have a constitutional right to request DNA testing that might prove their innocence, a federal judge ruled.
Sports News – October 1, 2000
The Sydney Olympic games end in a gala closing ceremony.
Entertainment News – October 1, 2000
Actor Richard Farnsworth – the oldest leading actor to get an Academy Award nomination, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in New Mexico.
Music News – October 1, 2000
On VH-1’s “Behind the Music” this week – Cat Stevens.
On VH-1’s “Behind the Music” – Tiffany performs songs from her new album, “The Color of Silence.” Catch it later this month.
Wardel Federson – a former driver for rapper Sean “Puffy” Combs – files a $3 million lawsuit claiming Combs’ bodyguard forced him to run red lights after a nightclub shooting in December.
On CBS-TV – The CMA Awards. With Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black, George Strait, Chely Wright.
Top music albums – October 1, 2000
Revelation – 98 Degrees
Music – Madonna
Country Grammar – Nelly
Shyne – Shyne
Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears
G.O.A.T. – LL Cool J.
Human Clay – Creed
Beware of Dog – Lil’ Bow Wow
The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem
Let’s Get ready – Mystikal
Music News - October 1, 2000
The Dixie Chicks took four awards, including best entertainer at the CMA Awards. They also received best album award for “fly,” best video for “Goodbye earl” and best vocal group for the third straight year.
Television News – October 1, 2000
On “Saturday Night Live” – Rob Lowe with musical guest Eminem. Also on the season premiere – Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon are the new co-anchors of “Weekend Update."
ABC wins the rights to air “Peanuts” specials – a staple on CBS for 25 years.
George W. Bush will appear on David Letterman’s show on October 19.
New on A&E – “Behind Closed Doors” with Joan Lunden.
A new season of “Who Wants to be A Millionaire.”
New York senate race - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio debate on CNN this week.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – October 1, 2000
NBC Olympic coverage from Sydney took the top four places, followed by the “Millionaire” – then the next three places. Top Olympic ratings came from Monday Night – with a 24.42.
Top Movies – October 1, 2000
Remember the Titans
Bring It On
What Lies Beneath
Urban Legends: Final Cut.