Dateline: Week Of September 22, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The Taliban in Afghanistan rejects President Bush’s ultimatum and will continue to protect Osama bin Laden and his gang of terrorists. Meanwhile, it appears President Bush is pleased by Russian support. And, Saudi Arabia is expected to follow the United Arab Emirates in breaking relations with Afghanistan.
Turkey will allow the U.S. to use its airspace and spaces.
82 million watched President Bush’s address to Congress.
President Bush orders the Treasury Department to freeze the U.S. assets of any bank in the world that does business with organizations believed responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sept 11 attacks - So far – U.S. authorities have taken 352 people into custody and more are being sought.
President Bush postpones an October trip to Beijing to spend more time on the war on terrorism.
Friendly skies - President Bush calls for more airport security screening, installation of assault-resistant cockpit doors and an increase in the air marshal program.
At O’Hare Airport in Chicago – President Bush urges Americans to fly again and “enjoy life.” He called for armed National Guard patrols at airports to quell fears about safety.
Stocks were down on Friday of this week – as the market lost 14.3%.
A test shows that a Japanese animal slaughtered in August carried the “Mad Cow” disease – confirming the first known case of the deadly brainwasting illness in Asia.
Consumer confidence drops to a 5 ½-year low. It was 114 in August and now the index is 97.6.
Researchers report that inhaled steroids, widely used to treat asthma, cause bone loss in young women. The research was from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Health News – September 22, 2001
The FDA approves the first gene-based test to tell quickly whether an HIV patient’s infection is mutating to make a particular drug therapy fail. It’s called Trugene and it’s from Visible Genetics Inc.
Economy News – September 22, 2001
Jobless claims hit a 9-year high as 450,000 said they were out of work last week.
Notable Obituary – September 22, 2001
Passing – Isaac Stern – one of the great violinists ever. He was 81.
Music News – September 22, 2001
U2 Elevation tour. Presented by MTV and VH1. Coming!
Entertainment News - September 22, 2001
As expected – movie box office sales were off – 15% from a week earlier and 7% from a year ago.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – September 22, 2001
NBC Bush Analysis - 23.87
NBC Bush Response Analysis – 19.02
The Practice – 17.83
Friends – 17.81
Education of Max Bickford – 18.50
60 Minutes – 18.12
60 Minutes II – 14.40
Miss America – 13.61
Everybody Loves Raymond – 12.95
Primetime Thursday – 12.94
ER – 12.92
48 Hours on Tuesday – 12.92
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Monday – 12.58
Movie-Rush Hour – 12.55
ABC News Special – 12.45
Big Brother II – 12.38
50 Years of Late Night – 11.96
Big Brother II on Tuesday – 11.85
The West Wing – 11.79
Movie-Last Brickmaker in America – 11.74
Law & Order – 11.43
Television News – September 22, 2001
The “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon was watched by an estimated 89 million viewers and raised over $150 million. It aired in more than 200 countries as well. A CD will be compiled from the show’s performances with the likes of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi. Money raised from the event will go to the Sept. 11 Fund administered by the United Way.
Debut – “Bob Patterson” the new sitcom starring Jason Alexander.
New Star Trek spin-off on UPN – “Enterprise” debuts.
NBC celebrates its late night history in a special called “50 years of NBC Late Night.” Look for clips featuring Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jack Paar and others.
MTV’s “Totally Request Live” – done from the NY street outside the studio – is more serious, more somber. The talk isn’t about music and groups and artists. It’s about coping and grief.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Sean Hayes and musical guest Shaggy.
“The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart – which lampoons current news events – is back in production.
Frasier past love interests Bebe Neuwirth and Shelley Long appear in the season debut this week. On NBC-TV.
Passing – Lani O’Grady (46) best-known as Mary, the oldest daughter on “Eight is Enough.”
NBC’s “The West Wing” will delay its season debut – so its season premiere on Oct 3 will explore issues raised by the Sept. 11 attacks.
Top Movies – September 22, 2001
The Glass House
Rush Hour 2
Two Can Play that Game
American Pie 2.