Dateline: Week Of November 8, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Election Mess Update
Florida mess - Hopes are fading for a quick resolution as to the outcome of the presidential election. It seems that George Bush’s margin is dwindling as some votes get recounted. The chairman of Gore’s campaign threatens to sue, if necessary, to block bush from taking the White House and demands a hand count of several thousand ballots.
Election officials in Palm Beach County order a manual recount of 460,000 ballots after a limited had recount showed Al Gore picking up 19 votes.
George W. Bush loses a federal court fight to block a hand count of hundreds of thousands of disputed presidential ballots in Florida.
Business/Economy News – November 8, 2000
The Nasdaq slips below the 3,000 mark for the first time in more than a year, probably because of disappointing earnings from HP.
Technology News – November 8, 2000
Pets.com is about to shut down – the first publicly traded dot-com to be shut down completely.
Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica Sklar have a new baby girl. Her name is Sascha – the first for the couple who were married last December.
Music news – November 8, 2000
Monica will star in “Love Song,” a new TV movie to air on MTV in December.
Madonna’s sold-out London concert at the Brixton Academy will be broadcast live over the Internet at www.msn.co.uk/madonna. Don’t miss it.
Radio news – November 8, 2000
ABC drops the Sunday “Drudge Report” heard on 135 stations Drudge told the Washington Post – “I se it as punishment for daring to report on ABC’s activities.”
Television news – November 8, 2000
After 33 years as host of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Fred Rogers tapes his last episode next month. He’s 71.
Bernard Shaw, a staple on CNN for 20 years will leave the network after his contract expires in February.
Drew Carey is doing it again – his “Drew Carey Show” will be live with the cast doing three different performances for East, Mountain and Pacific time zones.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 8, 2000
ER – 27.81
Friends – 24.43
Millionaire on Wednesday – 20.37
Everybody Loves Raymond – 20.33
Monday Night football – 19.89
Will & Grace – 19.68
Millionaire on Sunday – 18.62
Frasier – 18.62
West Wing – 18.47
Cursed – 18.42
Millionaire on Tuesday – 18.13
The Practice – 18.08
Just Shoot Me – 18.04
Millionaire on Thursday – 17.99
Law & Order – 17.60
Becker – 16.72
The Simpsons – 16.18
60 Minutes – 16.13
Sunday night television listings/TV Guide – week of November 8, 2000
CBS – 60 Minutes, Touched By An Angel, American Tragedy Part 1 (see ad)
NBC – Dateline NBC, Ed, Movie
ABC – Movie, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, the Practice
Fox - Futurama, the Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, X-Files
WB – Jamie Foxx, the PJ’s, Steve Harvey, Nikki Grosse Point
UPN – Star Trek: Voyager, Maximum Exposure
PBS – Nature, The Railway Children
HBO – Sex and the City
Steve Harvey – Steve believes he is dying.
X-Files – Mulder is missing and the search continues (part 2).
Top Movies – November 8, 2000
Men of Honor
Meet the parents
Legend of Bagger Vance
Remember the Titans
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