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Dateline: Week Of March 8, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts



In The News -

After much Congressional debate – the House passes a stimulus bill – stripped-down – but it should help bolster the economy. 

A suicide bomber kills 12 at a Jerusalem café. 

bush launches second phase counter terrorisim news march 2 2002 mrpopculturePresident Bush begins what he calls – the second phase of the counter-terrorism war promising, “a sustained campaign… anywhere in the world.” 

 Vice President Dick Cheney arrives in the Middle East at Jordan with his anti-terror message. 

Israel invades the West Bank at Ramallah, detaining hundreds of men in the heart of PLO land. 

Unemployment falls to 5.5%.


Fascinating Facts – March 8, 2002 

Thought control - A new device, described by the publication “Nature” says a brain implant allowed a monkey to control a computer cursor by thought alone. The implant was the size of an M&M candy.


Sports News  - March 8, 2002

Running back Garrison Hearst will remain with the 49ers and he’s happy with a six-year, $20 million contract.  


Entertainment/Celebrity News – March 8, 2002

Angelia Jolie and hubby Billy Bob Thornton adopted a Cambodian baby boy. 

 ana nicole smith award $89 million news trivia timeline march 8 2002 mrpopcultureAnna Nicole Smith is awarded nearly $89 million from her late husband’s estate as a judge found that she was not driven by greed, but truly loved her 90-year-old Texas millionaire who was her husband. 


Television News – March 8, 2002 

The long-running Sally Jessy Raphael talkshow is canceled after almost two decades. 

David Letterman will remain with CBS – signing a new contract that gives him $31.5 million annually. ABC had also made an offer. 

On “Saturday Night Live” – Jon Stewart and musical guest India Arie. 

Here we go again. Reruns of “Saturday Night Live” will also air on Comedy Central. Confused? E! reruns newer shows. Oh well! 

The debut of MTV’s “The Osbournes” drew over 5 million viewers – the highest series debut on the channel. 

Monday night television listings – March 8, 2002

CBs – King of Queens, Yes, Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, The Amazing Race 2, David Letterman

NBC – Fear Factor, Colin Quinn Show, Saturday Night Live Remembers John Belushi, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Wayne Brady Show, Hunt for Osama bin Laden, Once and Again, Nightline

Fox – Boston Public, the American Embassy

WB – 7th Heaven, Glory Days

UPN – The Hughleys, One on One, the Parkers, Girlfriends

Sci-Fi –Firestarter

FX – Wildest Police Videos


ray romano appears on letterman trivia timeline march 8 2002 mrpopcultureDavid Letterman – Ray Romano 

 Jay Leno – Robert de Niro, Kim Delaney



Top Movies – March 8, 2002 –

The Time Machine

We Were Soldiers

All About the Benjamins

40 days and 40 Nights

John Q.

Return to Neverland


A Beautiful Mind

Big Fat Liar

The Lord the Rings

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