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Dateline: Week Of June 15, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

Leaders of North and South Korea sign a landmark agreement pledging concrete steps toward reunifying.

Enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea sign a U.S. backed cease-fire agreement designed to halt their two-year war.

The Supreme Court rejects student-led prayers in the public schools, insisting that the Constitution demands a strict separation of church and state.

An F-14 Tomcat military plane crashes in the woods during an air show at Will Grove (PA) Naval Air station, killing the two people aboard.

On the campaign trail – Al Gore says his social security supplement plan would give matching government funds to working and middle-class families who invest in private mutual funds. 

 Rabbi Fred Neulander of New Jersey is indicted on a charge of capital murder in the killing of his wife. Two men pleaded guilty to killing Carol Neulander in 1994, saying the Rabbi hired them for the job. Authorities allege that Neulander, who founded Congregation m’kor Shalom synagogue with his wife in 1974, wanted her killed so he could continue to have an affair with a Philadelphia radio personality. Carol Neulander was found beaten to death at the couple’s home.


Sports News – June 15, 2000

Boxing – In Los Angeles - Shane Mosely defeats Oscar De La Hoya in a 12th round TKO.


Entertainment Playing in Las Vegas – June 15, 2000

Chuck Berry – Caesars Place

Marty Allen – Gold Coast

Violent Femmes – Hard Rock


Technology News – June 15, 2000

AOL reports that vandals had broken into its AOL service and gained access to an undisclosed number of member accounts.

Walt Disney and 11 other entertainment companies seek to shut down recordtv.com – a site that enables users to record television shows and watch them online. The site began three months ago by one person

More AOL – says it has submitted a proposal to the Internet Engineering Task Force outlining how it could make its instant-messaging system work with competing systems. The FCC, in reviewing AOL’s planned merger with Time Warner, had asked the companies to address concerns raised by rivals regarding AOL’s practice of blocking instant messages from consumers using other software. AOL said it submitted a proposal to the Internet Engineering Task Force – a volunteer organization that makes recommendations for tech standards. 


Radio news – June 15, 2000


“The Satellite Sisters” – a radio chat show featuring the five Dolan sisters is heard in Public Radio each week.

Talker Don Imus (59) is hospitalized with multiple injuries after being thrown from a horse on his New Mexico ranch. He suffered five broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken collarbone and a shoulder separation. Sidekick Charles McCord told listeners that Imus would be out of commission for a while.


Entertainment news – June 15, 2000

 Madonna purchases a $16 million home in London. She’s six months pregnant with the child of British film director Guy Ritchie.


Television news – June 15, 2000

 Passing – Nancy Marchand  – the scheming Mafia family matriarch of “The Sopranos” on the eve of her 72nd birthday… of lung cancer. She was also known as Lou Grant’s boss on the same-name TV series. Despite her illness, she continued to appear on HBO’s “Sopranos” now in its second season. 

CBS says Nickelodeon (Nick Jr.) will supply its Saturday morning kids lineup in the fall. New shows include “Little Bill,” the animated series created by Bill Cosby, “Blue’s Clues,” “Dora the Explorer, “Little Bear,” “Franklin” and “Kipper.”

A hit – The third “Survivor” airing increases its audience share by 5 million over the second episode, with an estimated audience of 23.3 million. 

MTV’s “Road Rules” returns this week. Six adventurers confront the open road and each other on the “Maximum Velocity Tour.”

PETA blasts the CBS-TV reality show “Survivor” because apparently, rats were eaten. “You have people who think it’s fun to trap rats, cut of their legs, skin them and eat them.” “There’s nothing funny about that,” said a spokesperson.

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – June 15, 2000

CBS – Kids Say the Darndest Things, Candid Camera, Rock & Roll Forever: Ed Sullivan, Nash Bridges, David Letterman

NBC – NBA Basketball, Dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Sabrina, Boy Meets World, Making the Band, Making the Band, 20/20, Nightline

 Fox – Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?, Greed: The Series

WB – Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey, For Your Lov

UPN – The Strip, Secret Agent Man

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week, Great Performances

A&E – Biography, Peirot

Sci-Fi – The Invisible Man, Farscape, Lexx: The Series, Brimstone


Candid Camera – Radioactive fruit.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch – Duke is done being a cat.

Jamie Foxx – No promotion – no job as Jamie quits the hotel.

Late Show – Stupid pet tricks, Jimmy Kimmel.

Tonight Show – Samuel L. Jackson, Chyna Creed

A&E Biography – George VI


 Music news – June 15, 2000

Rapper Tone Loc – best known for the hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” is voicing a cartoon series these days. He’s “C-Bear” in the Fox Children’s Network series “C-Bear and Jamal.” He also serves as executive producer of the series. Tone Loc got involved because basically, there were no black cartoons at the time the series debuted. “You mention a black cartoon and people say, “Fat Albert; that was on in the ‘70’s when I was little – that’s ridiculous.”


Top Soul/Hip Hop Music Tracks – June 15, 2000

I Wish – Carl Thomas

Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge

Separated – Avant

He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton

Hot Sh..T Country Grammar – Nelly

Where I Wanna Be – Donnell Jones

Big Pimpin’ Jay-Z/UGK

Try Again – Aaliyah

Dance Tonight – Lucy Pearl

The Real Slim Shady – Eminem

Maria Maria – Santana/The Product G&B


Top music albums – June 15, 2000

The Marshall Mathers – Eminem

Oops!… I did It Again – Britney Spears

Mad Season – Matchbox Twenty

No Strings Attached – ‘N Sync

Human Clay – Creed

Mission: Impossible – Soundtrack

Unleash The Dragon – Sisqo

A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms

Supernatural – Santana

The Greatest Hits – Whitney Houston

Inside Job – Don Henley

The History of Rock – Kid Rock

Dr Dre – 2001 – Dr. Dre

On How Life Is – Macy Gray

I Got That Work – Big Tymers

The Writing’s On The wall – Destiny’s Child

Totally Hits 2 – Various Artists

The Better Life – 3 Doors Down

The Heat – Toni Braxton

Devil Without A Clause – Kid Rock

Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera

Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter – Jay-Z


Top Pop Hit Music – June 15, 2000

Be With You – Enrique Iglesias

Try Again – Aaliyah

Breathe – Faith Hill

The Real Slim Shady – Eminem

Thong Song – Sisqo

 Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears

I Wanna Know – Joe

Maria Mara – Santana/Product G&B

Bent – Matchbox Twenty

I Try – Macy Gray

He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton

Higher – Creed

There You Go – Pink

It’s Gonna Be Me – ‘N Sync

Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z/UGK

Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers


Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – June 15, 2000

With Arms Wide Open – Creed

Krytonite – 3 Doors Down

Judith – A Perfect Circle

Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots

Pardon Me – Incubus

Judith – A Perfect Circle

Breakout – Foo Fighters

Last Resort – Papa Roach

Wonderful - Everclear

Make Me Bad - Korn

Adam’s Song – Blink-182

Simple Kind of Love – No Doubt

I Disappear – Metallica

So Sad To Say – Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Top Country Hit Music – June 15, 2000

 She’s More – Andy Griggs

Yes! – Chad Brock

Couldn’t Last A Moment – Collin Raye

The Chain of Love – Clay Walker

Unconditional – Clay Davidson

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack/Sons of the Desert

More – Trace Adkins

Some Things Never Change – Tim McGraw

What I Need To Do – Kenny Chesney

The Way You Love Me – Faith Hill

I’ll Be – Reba McEntire


Top pop hit music in Britain – June 15, 2000

It Feels So Good – Sonique

New Beginning/Bright eyes – Stephen Gately

On the Beach – York

Reach – S Club 7

Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre/Eminem

Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears

There You Go – Pink

You’re My Angel – Mikey Graham

Hands Up – Trevor & Simon

Day & Night – Billie Piper

Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue


Top Video Rentals – June 15, 2000

Fight Club

American Beauty


Being John Malkovich

Sleepy Hollow

Three Kings

Bringing Out The Dead

The Insider

Boys Don’t Cry


Top Movies – June 15, 2000


Gone in 60 Seconds

Big Momma’s House

Mission: Impossible

Titan A.E.

Boys and Girls



Shanghai Noon

Road Trip



Where The Heart Is

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