Dateline: Week Of November 8, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush said that the nation is waging “a war to save civilization itself,’ as Americans enter an era of civic and government responsibility that will call for a renewed spirit of courage and resolve.
The Bush administration freezes the assets of 62 organizations and individuals suspected of raising money and providing other critical support for Osama bin Laden.
The Bush Administration launches a “wartime reorganization” to make counter-terrorism the dominant priority of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
In Washington - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin vow to cut their nuclear arsenals by two thirds.
An American Airlines jet en route to the Dominican Republic breaks apart after taking off from Kennedy Airport and crashes in Bell Harbor Queens. 265 perish.
Wells Fargo bank says it will begin to accept identification cards issued by the Mexican government.
The FBI is convinced that a loner is sending those anthrax mailings.
Northern Alliance forces enter Kabul without a fight from the Taliban.
Taliban troops are scattering in disarray from opposition forces in Afghanistan.
Former space shuttle pilots Frederick H. Hauck, Robert Crippen and Richard Truly and Joe Engle are inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center.
Vatican City - New York City firefighters presented Pope John Paul II with the white helmet of their chaplain, who was killed at the World Trade Center and the pontiff prayed for the families of the 343 firefighters believed killed in the rescue effort.
President Bush makes his debut before the United Nations and he spotlights the U.S war on terrorism.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell affirmed his support for establishing a Palestinian state on land held by Israel and said he was trying to arrange a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat to give peacemaking “a jump start.”
Copycat - FedEx packages containing Anthrax threats are mailed to more than 200 abortion clinics in the Midwest and along the East Coast. Chances are – the white powder isn’t Anthrax.
In an open exchange – First Lady Laura said her position is growing on her and that she likes that changes she has seen in America since September 11.
Three women are found slashed to death in a beauty salon in tiny, Florence, Montana.
Looks like retailer House2Home Inc is going out of business and closing all of its 42 stores. They said it was because of Sept. 11.
Noted Obituary – November 8, 2001
Passing – Ken Kesey – author of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and prophet of the psychedelic era. He was 66.
Enron Update – November 8, 2001
Enron Corp agrees to be saved from financial collapse through a proposed acquisition by rival Dynegy Inc.
Sports News – November 8, 2001
Homerun king Mark McGuire is retiring from baseball. His single-season home run record of 70 was topped by Barr Bonds’ 73 this year. McGuire finishes fifth on the all-tine hone run chart with 583.
Luc Robitaille of the Detroit Red Wings scores his 600th career goal!
Music News – November 8, 2001
CBS broadcasts “Garth Brooks Coast to Coast Live.” His new CD, “Scarecrow” is released this week.
CBS does it again this week – the Michael Jackson 30th anniversary celebration. “The King of Pop Rocks the World! After nearly two decades – the Jacksons reunite! With special guests ‘N Sync, Whitney Houston and more.
Playing in Theaters – “The Wash” – with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. “A Hip Hop Comedy from the co-creator of ‘Friday.’”
Some Top Music Albums – November 8, 2001
“Invincible” – Michael Jackson
Escape – Enrique Iglesias
Great Depression – DMX
Hits Chapter One – Backstreet Boys
Day Without Rain – Enya
Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
God Bless America -Various Artists
Morning View – Incubus
The #1 record this week – “Star Spangled Banner” – Whitney Houston.
Television News – November 8, 2001
ABC pulls its 2-week-old newsmagazine “America ’01.”
Don’t miss the all new 200th episode of “Frasier” in a special two-hour Frasier-A-Thon. Hosted by Bob Costas – on NBC-TV.
On CBS – It’s the “I Love Lucy” 50th Anniversary Special. Never-before-seen footage. With Lucy Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.
The X-Files begins its ninth season.
Gwyneth Paltrow hosts “Saturday Night Live” this week.
Barbie in the Nutcracker Suite. Yes – that Barbie! On CBS-TV.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – November 8, 2001
ER – 26.85
CSI – 25.10
Friends – 24.24
Everybody Loves Raymond – 21.72
Survivor: Africa – 20.55
Will & Grace (8:30p) – 20.09
The West Wing – 19.48
Will & Grace (9pm) – 19.16
Law & Order – 18.96
Movie-Saving Private Ryan – 17.87
CMA Awards – 17.79
Monday Night football – 17.65
I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary – 17.56
Becker – 17.00
JAG – 16.67
Law & Order: SVU – 16.20
Just Shoot Me – 16.11
NYPD Blue – 15.81
Malcolm in the Middle – 15.49
King of Queens – 15.42
The Simpsons – 14.91
Judging Amy – 14.63
Frasier – 14.47
Yes, Dear – 14.25
The District – 13.71
60 Minutes – 13.65.