In The News
A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet bound for Los Angeles crashes in Taiwan during takeoff – 78 are dead.
Vice President Al Gore rejects President Clinton’s proposal to appear with him in key voter states. Some say it’s Gore’s anxiety about associating too closely with Clinton.
In Iowa – George Bush quells controversy stemming from his 1976 drunken driving arrest.
George Bush appears on the “Tonight” show on Monday and both Bush and Al Gore are set to appear on “Presidential Bash 2000” – a special prime-time Saturday Night Live special on Sunday.
George Bush and Al Gore campaign through the 11th hour. Gore in Flint, Michigan while Bush was in Austin. The race is way too close to call.
Unemployment remains at 3.9% - a 30-year low.
Entertainment news – November 1, 2000
Passing – Steve Allen – Actor/comedian/author/composer. He was 78.
Viacom Inc says it is buying BET TV for about $2.34 billion in stock and debt – a record price for a cable network.
Music news – November 1, 2000
The Eagles will distribute a dozen songs from then new four-CD boxed set for free over the Internet. “The Eagles: Selected Works 1972-1999” goes on sale November 14.
Barbra Streisand appears on 20/20 and talks to Barbara Walters about her marriage to James Brolin, among other things.
Top Pop Hits – November 1, 2000
Come On Over Baby – Christina Aguilera
Bag Lady – Erykah Badu
Music – Madonna
He Loves U Not – Dream
Liar – Profyle
Gotta Tell You – Samantha Mumba
Dance With Me – Debelah Morgan
Incomplete – Sisqo
Aaron’s Party – Aaron Carter
Top Music Albums – November 1, 2000
Greatest Hits – Lenny Kravitz
Music – Madonna
Chocolate starfish- Limp Bizkit
Kid A – Radiohead
Country Grammar – Nelly
Rule 3:36 – Ja Rule
Marchall Matters LP – Eminem
Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men
Revelation – 98 Degrees
No Angel - Dido
Television news – November 1, 2000
A “Frasier” episode spoofing radio talkshow host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has been pulled from syndication. The episode, which originally aired in April of 1999, featured Chrstine Baranksi as spiteful talkshow host “Dr. Nora” who had a bad relationship with her mom, much like Dr. Laura.
On her syndicated talkshow, Rosie O’Donnel airs a clip of Barbra Steisand endorsing Democractic presidential candidate Al Gore.
In October - the Fox News Channel had its best ratings month ever – tying with CNN.
Producer Darren Star – who gave us HBO’s “Sex and the City,” gives us “The Street,” – a new Fox drama abut guys on Wall Street. Gotta love it.
Producers of “Live With Regis” won’t even let ex co-host Kathie Lee Gifford run paid advertisements on the show – commercials for her new album. They believe they need separation while looking for a permenant replacement.
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of November 1, 2000
CBS – Welcome to New York, Movie, Late Show
NBC – Titans, West Wing, Law & Order, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Millionaire, Drew Carey, Spin City, Gideon’s Crossing, Nightline
Fox – Simpsons, Normal Ohio, The Street
UPN – 7 Days, Star Trek: Voyager
WB – Dawson’s Creek, Felicity
PBS – PBS Voter’s Guide, Charlie Rose
MTV – Say What? Karaoke, Jackass
MSNBC – Sex, law/Videotapes, News with Brian Williams, Imus in the Morning, Hardball
Sci-Fi – Viper
Dawson’s Creek – Joey seeks advice about her sexual health.
Jay Leno – Oscar De la Hoya and Val Kilmer.
Top Movies- November 1, 2000
Meet the Parents
Legend of Bagger Vance
Remember the Titans
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Pay It Forward
The Little Vampire
Legend of Drunken Master