Dateline: Week Of February 1, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Ariel Sharon is elected prime minister of Israel in a landslide victory.
Energy Secretary Spence Abraham does not want price caps for electricity – this in reference to California’s free market.
Retroactive to January - President Bush says his tax cut should apply to the full 2001 tax year.
Abdel Basset is found guilty in the Pan Am Flight 103 flight that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland some 12 years ago.
The on-time record for airliners last year – took a dive, with an overall on-time record of 72.6%, the lowest since 1995.
A judge in Connecticut rules that Michael Skakel - now 40, will be tried as an adult in the murder of Martha Moxley – back in 1975 when they were both 15.
The United States followed Canada’s lead in temporarily suspending imports of Brazilian beef gravy, corned beef, gelatins and other processed beef products as a precaution against mad cow disease and its deadly human variation.
A cable fails on the historic Angles Flight railway in Los Angeles and so far – one is dead.
Unemployment rose to 4.2% in January – a 16-month high.
Miramax Books - Rudolph W. Giuliani signs a book deal worth $3 million.
Sports News – February 1, 2001
More football! - The XFL is here and the first game is played Saturday night of this week featuring the New York/New Jersey Hitmen versus the Las Vegas Outlaws. The game was played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Music News – February 1, 2001
LeAnn Rimes apologizes to fans – that her latest album was made without “my creative input.” She’s embroiled in a legal battle with Curb Records.
Tour – Matchbox Twenty “Mad Season Tour” with Lifehouse and everclear.
Eminem in England – the City Council in Manchester says that he will be permitted to have a chain saw on stage, but it must be switched off. But, The Sheffield University student union have banned the rapper’s anti-women, anti-gay lyrics from their radio station.
Top Music Albums – February 1, 2001
1 – the Beatles
J.Lo – Jennifer Lopez
Hotshot – Shaggy
Lovers Rock – sade
Save the Last dance soundtrack
Greatest Hits – Lenny Kravitz
No Angel – Dido
The Last Meal – Snoop Dogg
It Was All A Dream – Dream
Top Pop Hits – February 1, 2001
Don’t Tell Me – Madonna
Stutter – Joe
Liquid Dreams – O-Town
Ms. Jackson/B.O.B. Outkast
So In Love With Two – Mikaila
South Side – Moby
Mamacita – Public Announcement
You All dat – Baha Men
Soul Sista – Bilal
Top TV Shows/Ratings – February 1, 2001
Survivor II – 29.04 million viewers
ER – 26.54
Friends – 22.24
Everybody Loves Raymond – 21.48
CSI – 21.26
Will & Grace – 20.38
Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Wednesday – 19.52
Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra – 19.38
Millionaire on Sunday – 18.97
The Practice – 18.80
Malcolm in the Middle – 18.53
The Simpsons – 18.50
Temptation Island – 18.17
Becker – 17.53
Just Shoot Me – 17.22
Thursday night television listings/TV Guide – week of February 1, 2001
CBS – Survivor: The Australian Outback, CSI, 48 Hours David letterman
NBC – Friends, Saturday Night Live, Will & Grace, Just Shoot Me, ER, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Whose Line is it Anyway? Who Wants to be A Millionaire, Prime Time Thursday, Nightline
PBS – The Living Edens, Mystery!,
WB – Charmed
Fox – Surviving the Moment of Impact 3, Reality TV’s Funniest Moments
MTV – Rock ’n Jock Superbowl
On Jay Leno – Brad Pitt and Beck.
Television news – February 1, 2001
Double duty - Jennifer Lopez will guest on “Saturday Night Live” next week. She’s the host and musical guest. This week – it’s The Rock with musical guests AC/DC.
Jennifer Lopez is busy with her new album and new movie – “The Wedding Planner.”
Sports TV –
The XFL makes its debut and delivered NBC’s largest Saturday night audience for the season – and overall - #23 for the week with 15.69 million viewers! Announcers - Matt Vasgersian and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Sideline reporters were Fred Roggin and Mike Adamle.
Top Movies – February 1, 2001
The Wedding Planner
Save the Last Dance
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Head over Heels