Dateline: Week Of November 1, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A divide House approves an air-travel security bill – but a requirement that screeners of passengers and baggage be federal workers is rejected. A Senate version is forthcoming.
Afghanistan - U.S. warplanes send bombs down on the Taliban along the front lines north of Kabul.
The Pentagon as doubled the number of commandos operating in Afghanistan.
Anthrax claims a fourth life with the death of Kathy Nguyen – a New York hospital worker.
President Bush says that Osama bin laden is trying to obtain nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as he tries to rally other countries to adopt the war on terrorism as their own.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon cancels a trip to the U.S. – citing security situation in the region. He was to meet with President Bush. This after Israeli troops killed six Palestinians and arrested several others in operations across the West Bank.
Traces of anthrax are found in the office mailbox of a New Jersey bookkeeper.
Several hundred firefighters clash with police officers at the World Trade Center site, protesting plans to reduce the number of firefighters who retrieve human remains from the wreckage.
Media Mogul Michael Bloomberg wins a stunning upset victory and is the new mayor of New York. He beat Democratic candidate Mark Green.
The Federal Reserve cuts its benchmark interest rate to 2% - a 40-year-low.
A jury has acquitted actor C. Thomas Howell on five misdemeanor counts – he is not guilty of hit-and-run with a skateboarder last year.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair shuttled between Israelis and Palestinians says, “bloodshed has to stop.”
The FBI plans to begin testing hundreds of barrels of quarantified government mail after being criticized for its slow response to the anthrax crisis.
Business/Economy News – November 1, 2001
The U.S. Treasury announce it will halt new sales of 30-year bonds – setting off a near-record plunge in long-term interest rates that should help boost the economy.
Crude Oil trades below $20 a barrel for the first time in two years.
Unemployment hits a 5-year high as employers laid off more workers than in any month in the last 21 years. Rate is at 5.4%.
The U.S. economy declined from July through September for the first such contraction since 1993… - at a .4% rate.
Sports News – November 1, 2001
World Series – The Yankees take it in seven games against The Arizona Diamondbacks.
Music News – November 1, 2001
Don’t miss the 35th annual CMA Awards on CBS this week. Hosted by Vince Gill. Look for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Tony Keith, Lee Ann Womack, George Strait, Lonestar, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and More!
ABC presents “United We Stand” featuring Michael Jackson and his New York charity concert – but Jackson only appears at then end with other celebrities.
Some Top Music Albums – November 1, 2001
Great Depression – DMX
Morning View – Incubus
God Bless America – Various Artists
Pain is Love – Ja Rule
Some Top Pop Hit Music – November 1, 2001
Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
AM to PM – Christine Milian
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
New on MTV next week – “Bangin’ The Charts” – stories and information relating to sales charts.
Television News – November 1, 2001
ABC cancels “Bob Patterson” starring Jason Alexander as a motivation speaker.
Geraldo Rivera is leaving CNBC and is going to Fox.
2001/53rd annual Emmy Awards – some highlights:
Best comedy series – “Sex and the City”
Best drama series – “The West Wing”
Lead actor comedy – Eric McCormack – “Will & Grace
Lead actress comedy – Patricia Heaton – “Everybody Loves Raymond”
Lead actor drama – James Gandolfini – “The Sopranos”
Lead actress drama – Edie Falco – “The Sopranos”
Top Movies – November 1, 2001
Riding in Cars with Boys