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Dateline: Week Of October 22, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts

In The News -

Historic trip - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and North Korean leader Kim Jon III meet in North Korea. U.S. officials say the talks were “very useful.”

President Clinton vetoes a spending bill – just after House Republican leaders scuttled a bipartisan agreement on education funding.

President Clinton, noting that a woman is beaten in America every 12 seconds, signed legislation reinforcing the violence Against Women Act by covering women abused by their boyfriends, helping battered immigrant women and attacking international traffic inhuman beings.

President Clinton said that a Republican victory next month could move the Supreme Court “way to the right’ and lead to a new era of “ultraconservative judicial activism.”

Their first free elections - Kosovo Albanian voters line up to cast ballots in municipal elections!

Speaking in South Bend, Joseph Lieberman called for a spiritual awakening, that there is unease about the moral future of the country.

Russian divers – entering the wreck of the submarine Kursk and retrieved the first of dozens of bodies. The sub sank back in August.

Campaigning – Al Gore is in Michigan and George W. is in Texas. Bush and Gore are deadlocked in the polls. The race is getting bitter. Aides to George W. denounced a phone-calling campaign that attacks his record on nursing home care and suggested his policies contributed to a man’s death.

Just after proclaiming himself president of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast, Gen. Robert Guei is forced from power by a revolt.

AT&T says it will split into three firms.

Sports News – October 15, 2000

In Game 5 - The Yankees win the World Series, beating the Mets in the first-ever subway series.

NBA Commissioner David Stern docks the Minnesota Timberwolves their next five first-round picks and $3.5 million for signing forward Joe Smith to an illegal secret contract.

Technology News – October 23, 2000

Sony launches its PlayStation 2 console in the U.S. It’s already a hit in Japan, having sold 3 million.

Music News – October 23, 2000

VH-1 airs the Equality Rocks concert for gay civil rights. Melissa Etheridge hosts with performances by the Pet Shop Boys, k.d.lang, Chaka Kahn. Tipper Gore also makes an appearance, as does Ellen Degeneres.

New Country Music Names in Nashville to watch -

Keith Urban (an Australian!)

Brad Paisley

Sara Evans

Madonna guests on David Letterman’s show this week! She hasn’t been on a talkshow since 1994.

Entertainment News – October 23, 2000

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore end their 13-year marriage.

Actress and model Lauren Hutton (55) was seriously injured when her motorcycle crashed 25 miles east of Las Vegas during a group ride with other celebrities.

Six month strike - Hollywood’s longest strike (so far) – may be over as actors and ad agencies have reached a deal. The ad industry has agreed to two major demands from SAG and AFTRA - they are… rate of payments to actors for advertising on cable-TV and cable-TV stations and ads made for the Internet.

Television News – October 23, 2000

The Michael Richards Show on NBC! All New. “He’s a detective. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of October 23, 2000

CBS – The Fugitive, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nash Bridges, Dave Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Providence, Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Two Guys, Normal, Norm, Madigan Man, 20/20, Nightline, Bill Maher

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

Fox – You Decide 2000, FreakyLinks

On 20/20 – Heather Mills discusses her romance with Paul McCartney.

On David Letterman – Kate Hudson and Supergrass.

On Jay Leno – Queen Latifah, John Travolta, 3 Doors Down.

On Craig Kilborn – Alice Cooper.

Top Movies – October 23, 2000 –

Meet the Parents

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Remember the Titans


Pay it Forward

The Little Vampire

Lucky Numbers

The Contender

The Legend of Drunken Master

Best in Show

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