Dateline: Week Of June 1, 2001 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
After declaring he was ready to die, Timothy McVeigh decides to seek a postponement of his execution because he says he wants to “promote integrity in the criminal justice system.”
Cease fire – Fearing retaliation for a nightclub bombing, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat offers a cease-fire as Palestinians brace for payback from an outraged Jewish state. The Israeli government blamed Arafat’s “coalition of terror” for the Friday night suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that killed 19 Israelis and wounded more than 100.
Crown Prince Dipendra, The heir to Nepal’s ancient throne kills the country’s king and queen and other members of the royal family then kills himself.
Police cite President Bush’s 19-year-old twin daughters for allegedly violating state alcoholic beverage laws. It would be the second offense for Jenna and the first for her sister, Barbara Bush. Police accused Barbara of being a minor in possession of alcohol and Jenna of misrepresenting her age by trying to use false identification to buy alcohol.
Fascinating Facts – Hair Styles – June 1, 2001
Trends – Funky hairstyles – from the bleach-and-braided look, to spikes that stand out of the scalp, young people are doing all kinds of things with their hair these days.
Health/Medical news – June 1, 2001
Body Scan Commercials
Those body scan commercials you see and hear about? Well, the FDA is worried that the growing popularity of full-body scans for early health screening may be exposing thousands of Americans to unnecessary and potentially dangerous radiation.
Entertainment News – June 1, 2001
MTV 2001 movie awards – appearing – Tom Cruise, Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz, Destiny’s Child, Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, Christia Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Aaliyah, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Sean “Puffy” Combs , Ashton Kutcher, George Lucas and more.
Tony Awards 2001:
Best Play – Proof
Best Musical – The Producers
Best Revival of a Play – “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”
Best Performance By a Leading Actor In A Musical – Nathan Lane – “The Producers.”
Best Performance By A Leading Actor In A Play – Richard Easton – The Invention of Love.”
Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Play – Mary-Louise Parker – Proof
Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Musical – Christine Ebersole – “42nd Street. “
In accepting his award, Nathan Lane insisted co-star Matthew Broderick get up on stage with him.
Technology News – June 1, 2001
Microsoft Corp. says it plans to bundle an instant-messaging service in a new version of the Windows operating system. Windows XP, due in October, will include Microsoft Messenger, which offers e-mail conversation, along with audio and video capability.
Movie News – June 1, 2001
Sony Pictures says it will conduct an investigation to uncover whom at the studio’s advertising department created a fictitious film critic for a weekly newspaper in Connecticut that gave glowing reviews on recent Sony films.
Passing – Anthony Quinn. He was 86.
Music news – June 1, 2001
Rolling Stone Magazine quotes Eric Clapton as saying his tour “Reptile” tour may be his last. “It doesn’t work for me anymore,” but he says he’ll leave the door open for odd theater.
Television news – June 1, 2001
Sherry Stringfield an original “ER” cast member will return to the series after a five-year absence.
On Showtime this week – Drew Carey’s Improv All-stars.
Monday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 1, 2001
CBS – The King of Queens, Yes, dear, Everybody Love Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours, Late Show
NBC – Dateline NBC, Weakest Link, Third Watch, Tonight Show
ABC – NHL Hockey, Celtic Pride, Nightline, Politically Incorrect
PBS – Antiques Roadshow Lawrence Welk Milestones and Memories
WB – 7th Heaven, Angel
Fox - Boston Public, Ally McBeal
UPN The Parkers, The Hughleys, The Parkers, Girlfriends
7th Heaven – Mary’s destructive behavior causes a run-in with the law.
Weakest Link – With Anne Robinson.
Becker – Havoc is everywhere when Becker changes his routine.
On David Letterman – Tom Dreesen, Lucinda Williams
Top TV Shows/Listings – June 1, 2001
60 Minutes – 14.86
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Sun) – 14.70
Everybody Loves Raymond – 14.67
Millionaire (Tue.) – 13.98
CSI – 13.83
NBA Playoffs (Sun.) – 13.52
The Weakest Link – 12.85
Becker – 12.03
Funny Glubs – 11.74
Touched by an Angle – 11.63
Friends – 11.39
48 Hours (Mon.) – 10.95
48 Hours – 10.80
Dharma & Greg – 10.75
The Practice – 10.75
Funniest Home Videos – 10.46
NBA Playoffs (Wed.) – 10.32
Now and Then – 10.37
Will & Grace – 10.15
The Simpsons – 9.64
Top Pop Hit Music – June 1, 2001
Superwoman Lil’ Mo
Missing You – Case
My Baby – Lil’ Romeo
I Do! – Toya
Fiesta – R. Kelly
Survivor – destiny’s Child
What Would You Do – City High
Never Had a Dream Dome True – S Club
Miss California – Dante Thomas
Top Music Albums – June 1, 2001
Lateralus – Tool
Break the Cycle – Staind
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
2000 Watts – Tyrese
All For You – Janet Jackson
Moulin Rouge soundtrack
Malpractice – Redman
Exciter – Depeche Mode
Miss e… So Addictive – Missy Elliott
Top Movies – June 1, 2001
What ‘s The Worst That Could Happen?
The Mummy Returns
A Knight’s Tale
Bridget Jones’ Diary