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Dateline: Week Of October 22, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

Two Washington DC postal workers die from what is believed to be – inhaling anthrax. 

The Bush Administration says the campaign in Afghanistan could last into Spring – perhaps – beyond. 

Fugitives - U.S. officials – identify three Al Qaeda operatives from Germany who played key roles in the Sept. 11 hijackings. 

U.S. and allied raids in Afghanistan are intensified in the heaviest attacks so far on Taliban targets.  

Health officials believe there may be more anthrax-laced letters around Washington and some 4,000 facilities may have to be tested. This after that a State Department mail worker inhaled the disease. Earlier, the U.S. Postal Service acknowledged that it could not guarantee that U.S. mail is safe and advised all Americans to wash their hands after handling it. 

U.S. warplanes bombard Taliban forces in Afghanistan. In Eastern Pakistan – a terrorist attack hits a Roman Catholic church killing 16. 

President Bush orders a review of the nation’s immigration laws in efforts to screen out terrorists. 

rumsfeld confirms ground troops afghanistan october 22, 2001 timeline mrpopcultureDonald Rumsfeld confirms that the U.S. has deployed a small number of ground troops in Afghanistan to find targets. 

Anthrax spores are found at a New Jersey post office and in a Maryland facility that handles Justice Department mail. 

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called for a federal law requiring the FBI to share terrorism information with local law enforcement authorities in order to improve coordination in times of crisis. 

President Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the third game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. 

The FAA bans private planes from flying near nuclear plants – after John Ashcroft’s warning of possible terrorist attacks this week. 

General Motors will sell it Hughes electronics subsidiary to EchoStar Communications Corp for $26 billion. Hughs owns Direct-TV. 

(Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund) - an anti-abortion group wins approval for an official Alabama license plate proclaiming, “Chose Life,” a slogan that has prompted lawsuits when authorized for tags in other Southern states. 


Fascinating Facts – October 22, 2001 

oprah drops jonathan franzen as guest october 2001Guts! - Oprah Winfrey drops writer Jonathan Franzen as a guest. She made his book – “The Corrections” a book club selection, but he told a newspaper he considered turning down the pick, that having her logo on the cover constituted an implied endorsement.


Technology News – October 22, 2001

A judge tells AOL to drop PlayMedia’s patented AMP technology in the media player AOL built into version 6.0 of its software.


Sports News – October 22, 2001

QB Doug Flutie runs for a 13-yard TD late in the fourth quarter to lead the charges to a 27-24 over the Buffalo Bills. 

Steffi Graf gives birth to a boy – three weeks early. With her – hubby Andre Agassi.


Music News – October 22, 2001 

Heard on radio stations – Kid Rock’s “Forever” – the first single from his forthcoming album – “Cocky.” 

Christina Aguilera hosts the Radio Music Awards – as seen on ABC-TV this week.  Scheduled to appear – Dixie Chicks, Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Maines, Stevie Nicks, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Sugar Ray, Lifehouse and Elton John. The Radio Music Award don’’t do all that well in the ratings – last year only 5.3 million watched.  

sting internet concert launch microsoft xp trivia timeline october 2001Sting helps launch Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system with a free Internet concert! A&E will broadcast the concert too – on Nov. 24 on “A&E In Concert.

The Rolling Stones plan a tour for next year – their 40th anniversary. 

Year 2001/Second annual Latin Grammy Awards –

Record of the year – “El Alma Al Aire – Alejandro Sanz

Album of the year – “El Alma Al Aire” – Alejandro Sanz


Pop Hits -  October 22, 2001

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston

elvis american the beautiful top billboarch hit chart october 2001 timeline mrpopcultureAM to PM – Christina Milian

Family Affair – Mary J. Blige

Where the party At? – Jagged Edge

American the Beautiful – Elvis Presley



Monday night television listings/TV Guide – week of October 22, 2001

CBS – King of Queens, Yes, Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Family Law, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Weakest Link, third Watch, Crossing Jordan, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Monday Night Football, Nightline

Fox – Boston Public, Ally McBeal

WB – 7th Heaven, Angel

PBS – Antiques Roadshow, Charlie Rose

ESPN – Chearleading, Sportscenter


 David Letterman – David Hyde Pierce.



Top Movies – October 22, 2001

From Hell

Training Day

Riding in Cars with Boys

The Last Castle


Corky Romano

Don’t Say A Word

Iron Monkey



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