Dateline: Week Of October 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Palestinians tear apart a Jewish shrine in the West Bank and violence spreads to the northern border. Prime Minister Ehud Barak declares that Israel is in a fight for its life. He issued an ultimatum to PLO President Yasser Arafat to end the fighting within 48 hours.
Six sailors dead - A bomb carried by two on a small boat blasts a hole on the USS Cole in the port of Aden. President Clinton denounced the explosion as a “despicable and cowardly act” and vowed, “We will find out who was responsible and hold them accountable.”
President Clinton vows to re-double his efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. This following the terrorist hit on a U.S Navy vessel that killed 6 U.S. sailors.
Space shuttle Discovery launches into orbit on NASA’s 100th shuttle flight, carrying seven astronauts on a crucial construction trip to the international space station.
Both the Republicans and Democrats release new TV commercials as the race to President heats up. Both sides challenge candidates records among other things.
Reflecting on nearly eight years in office, President Clinton said his tenure began with grand ideas such as health care reform that fell victim to political naiveté. It will end with a graceful step to the sidelines in January. “I don’t think the new president, whoever it is, will have problems with me acting like I wished I were still president,” said Clinton.
Another debate – George W. and Al Gore go at it again. Hot topics were foreign policy issues and domestic affairs. The debate was at Wake-Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
Several recent polls have shown Hillary R. Clinton edging ahead of Rick Lazio in the New York senate race.
Some best-selling books – October 8, 2000
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
The Sky Is Falling – Sidney Sheldon
Bee Season – Myia Goldberg
Pagan Babies – Elmore Leonard
The Rescue- Nicholas Sparks
Take Me To the River – Al Green
Nothing Like It In the World – Stephen Ambrose
Natural Blonde – Liz Smith
Who Moved My Cheese? – Spence Johnson
Sports News - October 8, 2000
Shaquille O’Neal gets a three-year, $88.4 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Technology News – October 8, 2000
Yahoo Inc reports better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter as earnings jumped to $81.1 million.
Music News – October 8, 2000
Garth Brooks and his wife Sandy are divorcing after 14 years of marriage. They have three children.
Top Pop Hits – October 8, 2000
Music – Madonna
Come On Over Baby, Christina Aguilera
Give Me Just One Night – 98 Degrees
Wonderful – Everclear
Bag Lady – Erykah Badu
Doesn’t Really Matter- Janet Jackson
Liar – Proftyle
He Loves U Not – Dream
Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) – Aaron Carter
Television News – October 8, 2000
New series on HBO – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring Larry David.
Bette Midler has a new series – sitcom “Bette” on CBS.
New ratings for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” are down 30%.
Nick late afternoons – Rugrats. On Disney Channel – Even Steven.
Monday night television listings – October 8, 2000
CBS – King of Queens, yes, dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Family Law, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn
NBC – Daddie, Tucker, Deadline, Third Watch, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Peter Jennings Reporting, Monday Night Football, Nightline, Bill Maher
PBS – Antiques Roadshow, Frontline
MTV – Total Request Live, Celebrity Slam, Road Rules, Jackass, Diary
VH-1 Behind the Music
Showtime – Resurrection Blvd.
On David Letterman – Ben Stiller, Merle Haggard.
On Jay Leno – Debra Messing, Christina Aguilera
Top Movies – October 8, 2000
Meet the Parents
Remember the Titans
Digimon: the Movie
Bring It On