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Dateline: Week Of December 1, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

Election Mess Update

For the first time in its history – The Supreme Court may help decide who the next President may be, or they could let the Florida legislature decide. A ruling is expected next week. 

Attorneys for Al Gore tries to convince a county judge to throw open the presidential race by resuming the vote counting in Florida and order a canvass of thousands of disputed ballots.

For now, it’s still governor, not president-elect Bush, Bush told “60 Minutes II” that there would be no role for his younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his administration.

Vice President Al Gore says that he believes he still has a 50-50 chance of winning the presidency. He believes his future rests almost entirely in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court.

A judge flatly rejects Al Gore’s bid to overturn Florida’s certified results.


Music news – December 1, 2000

Axl Rose will unveil the new Guns ‘n Roses with a New Year’s show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

Yoko Ono does a live web chat to mark the 20th anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

Touring – joint concert with Billy Joel and Elton John.


Top music albums – December 1, 2000

1 – The Beatles

Black & Blue – Backstreet Boys

Lovers Rock – Sade

W – Wu-tang Clan

Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu

Now That’s What I Call Music 5 – Various Artists

Stankonia – OutKast

Chocolate Starfish – Limp Bizkit

TP-2.com – R. Kelly

Sound Leaded – Ricky Martin


Top Pop Music Hits – December 1, 2000

He Loves U Not – Dream

Case of the Ex – Mya

Dance With Me – Debelah Morgan

Gotta Tell You – Samantha Mumpa

Music – Madonna

Bag Lady – Erykah – Badu

So In Love With Two – Mikalia

South Side – Moby

Come On Over baby – Christina Aguilera

Baby If You’re ready – Snoop Dogg, Pres. Doggy’s Angels.


Technology News – December 1, 2000

 Another Internet failure – Garden.com is no more. 

MP3.com relaunches its online music locker service. This time, it’ll cost $50-a-year for consumers who want to store and play more than a few dozen CD’s.

EarthLink unveils a new campaign that portrays it as the “No. 1 provider of the real Internet. Earthlink has 4.6 million subs, a distant second to AOL with 25 million.

Even though Sony launched its PlayStation 2 this fall, Sega’s Dreamcast machine picking up steam. Console game systems have Sony with 52% of sales, Sega at 21.9% (up from 15.6% earlier this year) and Nintendo 64 – down to 26.1% from 33.6% earlier this year.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – December 1, 2000

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Wednesday – 22.09

Millionaire on Tuesday – 21.19

Law & Order – 19.41

Everybody Loves Raymond – 19.29

Millionaire on Thursday – 19.01

West Wing – 18.99

Monday Night Football – 18.44

Frasier – 17.85

Friends – 17.74

60 Minutes – 17.29

Becker – 16.91

Millionaire on Sunday – 16.85

NFL Showcase – 16.44

Touched by an Angel – 16.27

ER – 16.21

Primetime Thursday – 15.89

Movie Blaine: Frozen in Time – 15.88

The Simpsons – 15.60

Law and Order SVU – 15.43


Television news – December 1, 2000

NBC is canceling Aaron Spelling’s “Titans,” starring Yasmine Bleeth.

NBC is balking at the price for each episode of “Frasier.” Paramount wants $8 million next season. NBC is now paying less than $5 million per episode.

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – December 1, 2000

CBS – The Fugitive, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elton John Special, Late Show

NBC – Providence, Dateline NBC, law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tonight

Fox - Movie

WB – Sabrina, Poplar

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos: Unwrapped For The Holidays, Norm, Madigan Men, 20/20, Nightline

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

MTV Great Pop Top 20, Movie, Music with a Message, Cribs

VH1 – Behind the Music


Elton John: Greatest Hits Live! – John performs his “One Night Only” concert at Madison Square Garden.

Late Show w/David Letterman – Adam Sandler.


Top Movies – December 1, 2000

How the Grinch Stole Christmas


102 Dalmations

Rugrats in Paris

Charlie’s Angels


Men of Honor

The 6th day

Meet the Parents

Little Nicky

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