Dateline: Week Of September 15, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush surveys the damage in the World Trade Center area and is shocked by the enormity of the devastation. Meanwhile, Congress votes to grant President Bush authority “to use all necessary and appropriate force” against those behind Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.
The United States appeals to the world for a global war against terrorism and many say they will do so including Australia, India and Syria.
President Bush tells the U.S. military to get ready for battle and calls Osama bin Laden a prime suspect.
President Bush declared that the U.S. is about to launch a “crusade” against whet he called “a new kind of evil.” Meanwhile, Pakistan tells the leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden or face massive military action by the U.S. and an international coalition.
The FBI asks local police to hunt down more than 100 people wanted for questioning about the terrorists and urged everyday Americans to help find anyone who knew them.
A Pakistani delegation is back from Afghanistan – but could not persuade the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden.
The Taliban in Afghanistan threatens neighboring Islamic countries with war if they grant the United States use of air space or military vases in the quest to capture Osama bin Laden.
President Bush orders U.S. warplanes to begin moving to bases in the Persian Gulf.
Midway airlines is now out of business as Congress is strongly considering up to $15 million in aide to airliners.
President Bush promises that “justice will be done” to the authors of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York, the Pentagon and orders Afghanistan’s Islamic government to hand over every terrorist within its borders – or face destruction. He said he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive."
Staten Island - Fresh Kills landfill re-opens and is filling with debris from the World Trade Center.
Israel and the Palestinians too steps toward defusing their yearlong bloody conflict by request of the U.S.
First Lady Laura Bush attends a memorial service for the victims of the Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. will target Osama bin laden and his network, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Miami-Dade - Two firefighters in Florida refuse to ride an engine flying the American flag. The two are described as American Black Muslims.
Economy News – September 15, 2001
Wall Street resumes – but stocks are down as the Dow falls 684.81 points – off 7%.
Sports News – September 15, 2001
Eight track and cross-country runners from the University of Wyoming are killed when their SUV collided head on with a pickup truck that had swerved into their lane.
The NFL plans to play a full 16-game season, even though games were missed last week – they will be made-up.
Two-time CART champ Alex Zanardi loses both legs after his car was hit by another traveling 200 mph in a race in Germany.
Technology News – September 15, 2001
A new worm called “Nimda” is out and sends infected e-mails out.
Entertainment News – September 15, 2001
Passing – Actress Dorothy McGuire (85).
TV shows, commercials, movies, entertainment companies and producers are scrambling to remove images of the iconic World Trade Center towers.
Music News – September 15, 2001
Retailers pull the album “Live Scenes From New York” by punk rockers Dream Theater. The cover depicts the New York skyline engulfed in flames.
Rappers Kane & Able are sentenced to three years in prison in a federal cocaine case in New Orleans. Real names – David and Daniel Garcia.
Michael Jackson has written “What More Can I Give?” and is calling on top pop stars to contribute their voices to the recording. So far, Nick Carter, Destiny’s Child and Aaron Carter have recorded segments.
Top Music Albums – September 15, 2001
No More Drama – Mary J. Blige
Toxicity – System of a Down
Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys
Now – Maxwell
Break the Cycle – Staind
Superhero – Brian McNight
Celebrity – ‘N Sync
Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park
Now that’s what I Call Music – Vol. 7
Aallyah - Aallyah
Television News – September 15, 2001
ABC News bans the most graphic video images of last week’s terrorist attacks.
For the time being – David Letterman will feature Dan Rather in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
Conan O’Brien will expand from four to five nights a week due to the terrorist attacks.
First Lady Laura Bush makes a surprise appearance on the Oprah show and described how last week’s terrorist attacks affected her family’s life and encouraged parents, teachers to deal with the pain and confusion experienced by their children.
Don’t miss “One on One” with David Frost as he profiles Michael Douglas. On A&E.
Sears and FedEx pull their commercials from “Politically Incorrect” because host Bill Maher characterized recent U.S. military actions as “cowardly.”
Passing – Fred de Cordova – longtime producer of the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of September 15, 2001
CBS – The Amazing Race, America’: A Tribute to Heroes, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn
NBC – Dateline NBC, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Nightline, Bill Maher
PBS – America: A Tribute to Heroes
MTV – Total Request Live, America: A Tribute to Heroes
America: A Tribute to Heroes – Bon Jovi, Jim Carrey, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Robin Williams, Billy Joel and many more.
On David Letterman – Sheryl Crowe, Emmylou Harris, Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Top Movies – September 15, 2001
The Glass House
Two Can Play That Game
Rush Hour 2
American Pie 2