Dateline: Week Of March 15, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Vice President Dick Cheney meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem and Cheney convinces him to pull back his troops and hopefully a ceasefire between Israel and Pakistan.
Criminal indictment - Anderson accounting is indicted by federal prosecutors for wholesale destruction of tons of Enron documents.
Senate passes - President Bush says he will sign the passed campaign reform bill. The bill stops channels of funding – almost $500 million.
Whitewater officially ends as the independent counsel rules that there was insufficient evidence that Bill Clinton and Hillary did anything illegal or profited from a savings and loan which went under.
President Bush visits Ft. Bragg on a tour. He rallied the troops and asked for support for his defense spending request.
Andrea Pia Yates is sentenced to life in prison. A jury spared the life of the Houston woman – who is mentally ill and who drowned her five children in the bathtub.
Tipper Gore changes her mind and will not run for her husband’s old Senate seat from Tennessee.
The FBI arrests 89 people who were part of an online child porn ring. Images were swapped via Yahoo. These people met and swapped child porn pics.
Radio News – March 15, 2002
National Public Radio says its audience is up to 19.5 million listeners per week – up 19% from 2000.
Technology News – March 15, 2002
Hewlett Packard will take-over Compaq Computer Corp to create the world’s larges maker of personal computers.
Sports News – March 15, 2002
Warrick Dunn signs a six-year, $28.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Entertainment News – March 15, 2002
Liza Minnelli marries producer David Gest for her fourth trip to the alter. She’s 56 and he’s 48.
Music News – March 15, 2002 –
Billboard reports that Tommy Smith – former keyboard player for the Backstreet Boys, is suing the group for his cut for two songs on their “Black and Blue” album. Smith says he co-wrote “the Answer to our Life” with Nick Carter and “Time” with Brian Littrell and Guy Walker.
Music giant EMI is cutting 1800 jobs and dropping 400 music acts from its labels – including Capitol and Virgin Records.
Get ready – “Pink” – best known for her “Lady Marmalade” remake – is planning her first tour. Her “Missundaztood” album has sold 2 million.
Yoko Ono purchases the home which her late husband – John Lennon – lived with his Aunt Mimi way back before the Beatles.
Top Music Albums – March 15, 2002
Songs in A Minor – Alicia Keys
Under Rug Swept – Alanis Morissette
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
Fever- Kylie Minogue
Drive – Alan Jackson
J to The L-01 The Remixes – Jennifer Lopez
(Hybrid Theory) – Linkin Park
Living Proof – Cher
Word of Mouf – Ludacris
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Creed – Weathered
Grammy Nominees 2002
Acoustic Soul – Andia.arie
Built From Scratch - X-Ecutioners
8701 – Usher
Silver Side Up – Nickelback
Missundaztood – Pink
No More Drama (2002) – Mary J. Blige
Come Clean – Puddle of Mudd
Ultimate Manila – Barry Manilow
Pain is Love – Ja Rule
Escape – Enrique Iglesias
Satellite - P.O.D.
Britney – Britney Spears
Laundry Service – Shakira
Stilmatic – Nas
Queen of the Damned – Soundtrack
Obvious – Plus One
Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz – Nappy Roots
Rock Steady – No Doubt
Top Pop Hits – March 15, 2002 –
How You Remind Me – Nickelback
Ain’t It Funny – Jennifer Lopez fea. Ja Rule
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
In the End – Linkin Park
What About Us? – Brandy
Blurry – Puddle of Mudd
My Sacrifice – Creed
Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
U Got it Bad – Usher
Oops (Oh My) – Tweet
Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes
Girfriend ‘N Sync fea. Nelly
7 Days – Craig David
Lights, Camera, Action! – Mr. Cheeks
U Don’t Have to Call – Usher
I Love You So – Faith Evans
The Whole World – OutKast fea. Killer Mike
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
Foolish – Ashanti
Escape – Enrique Iglesias
Get the Party Started – Pink
Hands Clean – Alanis Morissette
Nothing in this World – Keke Wyatt fea. Avant
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
Hot DVD Sales/Rentals - March 15, 2002
Don’t say A Word
The Fast and the Furious
Hearts in Atlantis
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Monday night television listings – March 15, 2002 –
CBS – King of Queens, Baby Bob First Words, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Family Law, David Letterman
NBC – Fear Factor, Colin Quinn, Crossing Jordan, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, Wayne Brady, Before They Were Stars, Nightline
Fox – Boston Public, The American Embassy
VH1 – Behind the Music (Rod Stewart), Being… Jewel, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Legends (Pink Floyd).
UPN – The Hughleys, One on One, the Parkers, Girfriends
MTV – Prime Time Players w/Quddus, Real World/Road Rules
Television News – March 15, 2002 –
Comedy Central will begin airing next day “Conan O’Brien” shows beginning in September.
Passing – TV programming pioneer Sylvester (Pat) Weaver – who created the “Today” show and “Tonight” shows when he was at NBC. He was 93.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Ian McKelen and musical guest Kylie Minogue.
Top Movies – March 15, 2002
The Time Machine
We Were Soldiers
All About the Benjamins
40 Days and 40 Nights
A Beautiful Mind.