Dateline: Week Of April 22, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The Quebec Summit ends with a plan leading to a free trade zone – to abolish tariffs and other barriers along the Western Hemisphere by 2005.
Federal energy regulators agree to limit temporary price constraints on wholesale electricity in California. The plan will take hold during emergencies to help keep costs down.
President Bush decides to sell Taiwan older destroyers and less controversial weapons after China had lobbied hard against advanced equipment going to them.
The Supreme Court rules that states, schools and colleges many not be sued for policies that have a discriminatory effect on blacks, Latinos or other minorities.
The U.S. economy climbed at a strong 2% annual rate in the first quarter.
Britain, battled on new fronts in the foot-and-mouth crisis as news that humans may have been infected sparked fresh health worries and dealt a blow to a campaign to woo back nervous tourists.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld asks government ethics officials for another three months to divest personal holdings worth $millions because he is unable to find buyers.
China says it will permit U.S. technicians to inspect the damaged Navy spy plane held there for almost a month.
Los Angeles millionaire Dennis Tito rockets into space with Soviet astronauts! He is the world’s first “Space tourist.
Crowds welcome 143 ethnic Albanians back to Kosovo after their release from Serbian jails. They were freed on grounds of errors in terrorism trial.
Sports News – April 22, 2001
The Los Angeles Xtreme defeat the San Francisco Demons in the XFL championship game 38-6.
Top Music Albums – April 22, 2001
Now… Vol 6
Hotshot – Shaggy
Part III – 112
Your Woman – Sunshine Anderson
Until the end of Time – 2Pac
Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park
Life - Ginuwine
Everyday – Dave Matthews Band
Jose and the Pussycats – various artists
No Angel – Dido
Music News – April 22, 2001
Passing – Al Hibbler – who had a big hit with “Unchained Melody” back in the 1950’s.
Peter Buck of R.E.M. is arrested at Heathrow Airport and charged with assaulting crewmembers in an alleged drunken rage during a flight from Seattle.
Passing - Isaac “Ike” Cole – pianist/composer and brother of the late Nat “King” Cole. He was 77.
Aerosmith’s “Just Push Play” tour.
Rapper ODB pleads guilty to drug possession charges in New York in exchange for a promised sentence of tow to four years behind bars. He’s the founder of Wu-Tang Clan.
Entertainment News – April 22, 2001
Disney will premiere “Pearl Harbor” with a lavish party on board ship in Hawaii. About 2,000 guest will be invited.
Radio News – April 22, 2001
Ever since Jackie the Jokeman Martling left the Howard Stern show last month, Stern has been auditioning replacements. Stern said this week that Martling will not be back.
Television News – April 22, 2001
Actress Andrea Thomason (NYPD Blue) is about to become a CNN anchor, but there are nude photos of her on the Internet. CNN is standing by her explanation – that they were taking from an Italian movie and a magazine a while ago.
Look for 16 Survivor castaways from the current Australian outback to be on “Hollywood Squares” the week of May 14.
Pax-TV will air repeats of the NBC gameshow “Weakest Link” beginning June 1.
Comedy Central airs the American Comedy Awards. Best stand up – female goes to Wanda Sykes and best male – Lewis Black – among other awards.
E! Entertainment is launching a new talkshow with A.J. Benza. Look for it May 31.
Jay Leno appears on his competitor – “Nightline” on ABC! Subject is the Bush administration’s first 100 days.
Don’t miss the “Survivor” 2-hour season finale – on CBS TV next week!
Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of April 22, 2001
CS – JAG, 60 Minutes II, Judging Amy, David Letterman, Criag Kilborn
NBC – In Style: Celebrity Moma, Frasier, three sisters, dateline NBC, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Dharma & Greg, What About Joan, NYPD Blue, Nightline, Politically Incorrect
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Titus, Dark Angel
MTV – Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Sex Club
David Letterman - Billy Crystal, Bee Gees
On Jay Leno – Charlie Sheen
Top Movies – April 22, 2001
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
Along Came a Spider
Freddy Got Fingered
Jose and the Pussycats
Enemy at the Gates.