Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Timothy J. McVeigh is executed at Terre Haute, Indiana. He stayed silent, but offered a poem before he died of poison. “I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul.”
President Bush makes his debut before NATO, saying he made “good progress” in convincing U.S. allies in Europe about the need for a new approach to strategic defense based on his proposal to create a missile shield.
The Supreme Court rules that a Christian youth group must be permitted to hold an after-school Bible study class in a public elementary school.
The United States and China end talks and agree on the return of an American spy plane stuck for more than two months on southern Hainan island.
Re-elected – Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he will seek reelection next year.
Fascinating Facts – June 8, 2001
Burger King is temporarily closing 650 playgrounds at U.S. restaurants to replace netting after the death of a child. A 4-year-old boy crawled on a net at a Burger King in St. Louis and got trapped in an off-limits area of a play structure.
IFILM – the Internet movie and industry database unveils a guide to 80,000 movies.
Technology News – June 8, 2001
Intel says it has made a breakthrough and it’s now possible to make microprocessors containing 1 billion transistors.
NetZero and Juno agree to merge in a deal that would create the second largest ISP.
Music News – June 8, 2001
Hip hop summit/meeting in NY
As Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records convened the meeting. “We’re not here to criticize ourselves, We’re here to grow. Held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Hip-Hop is now a $2-bilion business. Also attending –Dr. Dre, Sean P Diddy Combs, Master P, Snoop Dogg and Common.
Ariel “All For You” Tour.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills appear on Larry King and discuss their campaign against land minds.
Top Music Albums – June 8, 2001
Break the Cycle – Staind
Moulin rouge soundtrack
All for You – Janet Jackson
Malpractice – Redman
Weezer – Weezer
2000 Watts – Tyrese
Lateralus – Tool
Miss E… So Addictive – Missy Elliott
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Monday night television listings/TV Guide – June 8, 2001
CBS – King of Queens, Yes Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn
NBC – Fear Factor, Weakest Link, Ed, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – 20/20 Downtown, Movie, Nightline
PBS – Great Performances, Charlie Rose
Fox – Boston Public, Ally McBeal
WB – 7th heaven, Angel
UPN – The Parkers, The Hughleys, Girlfriends
VH1 – Shocking Moments in Rock & Roll
On Jay Leno – Angeline Jolie, Kevin Nealon
Television News – June 8, 2001
It’s 80’s week on E! True Hollywood Story.
Passing – Actress Pilar Seurat – appeared on many TV series in the 1960’s and had a key role in the 1961 movie “The Young Savages.”
Twice – in recent weeks, NBC’s “Dateline” has done stories about CBS’ “Survivor.”
Top Movies – June 8, 2001
What’s the Worst that Could Happen?
The Mummy Returns
A Knight’s tale
Bridge Jones’ Diary