Dateline: Week Of February 1, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The Justice Department asks the president’s staff to preserve all Enron-related documents including e-mails.
President Bush puts terrorist nations on notice saying, “they better get their house in order” and that the U.S. may not be the sole target of terrorists.
Queen Elizabeth II marks 50 years as Britain’s queen mother.
CIA chief George Tenet says that even though Al Qaeda is badly damaged but still plans further attacks against American and its allies.
Chinese authorities sentence sentenced Xu Zerong – a Hong Kong based historian to 13 years in prison. Three years of his sentence were for illegally selling books on the mainland.
Insider trading? - Four Enron executives including CFO Andrew Fastow and CE Jeffrey Skillng – sold their Enron stock as bad news began hitting the public.
John McCain undergoes successful surgery to remove a small melanoma from his nose.
A Superior Court judge in California orders William and Emily Harris held on $1 million bail each in the bloody 1975 SLA bank robbery near Sacramento.
CNN airs excerpts of an October interview with Osama bin laden – but Al Jazeera is ticked-off CNN aired the video and is severing its affiliation ties with them.
Wed – Crown prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima Zorreguieta in Amsterdam.
Radio News – February 1, 2002
So far, XM Satellite Radio has signed up 30,000 subscribers. Anaylists believe it’ll need about 6 million to break even.
Sports News – February 1, 2002
Super Bowl – advertisers paid an average $1.9 million for 30-second spots. PepsiCo tapped Britney Spears for one of its spots.
Super Bowl XXVI – New England Patriots 20-17 over the St. Louis Rams.
Entertainment News – February 1, 2002
Actress Winona Ryder pleads not guilty to felony charges of shiplifting $4,760 in merchandise from a Beverly Hills department store and of possessing a controlled substance.
Music News – February 1, 2002
Mary J. Blige – “No More Drama Tour.”
Barbara Walters interviews Celine Dion on “20/20” this week. The singer says she is back after a two-year hiatus and has signed an incredible deal with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Television News – February 1, 2002
Colin Powell will do a chat on MTV.
NBC in San Francisco changes from channel 4 to channel 11. Trouble is – if you don’t have cable – channel 11 is down in San Jose and northern bay area reception of NBC is impossible. Oh well!
OMG! Niles proposes on this week’s “Frasier.”
Friday night television listings – week of February 1, 2002
CBS – Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials, First Monday, Friday Night Super Bowl Bash, David Letterman
NBC – Providence, dateline NBC, law & Order: SVU, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen, 20/20, Nightline
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Malcolm, Dark Angel
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
E! – True Hollywood Story (Margaux Hemingway).
Jay Leno – Marisa Tomei.
Top Movies – February 1, 2002
Black Hawk Down
A Walk to Remember
A Beautiful Mind
The Mothman Prophecies
I Am Sam
The Lord of the Rings