Dateline: Week Of August 1, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A bomb explodes in the cafeteria at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing seven. The bomber escaped. Hamas claims the action.
Allies seem to be united in their contention that U.S. military against Iraq must be approved by the U.N.
National health officials warn that the West Nile virus is here to stay and that simple prevention efforts such as wearing insect repellent are the best way to manage the epidemic.
A Palestinian suicide bomber blows-up a commuter bus in northern Israel – killing 13.
Former President Bush completes his treatment for sun-induced keratoses on his face.
President Bush heads to his Crawford, Texas ranch for a working vacation.
Business News – August 1, 2002
Federal authorities arrest Former WorldCom Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan and former Controller David Myers. They were part of a scheme to hide expenses to make the company look like they had bigger profits.
Sports News – August 1, 2002 –
Passing – Legendary announcer Chick Hearn – began broadcasting Los Angeles’ Laker’s games back in 1960.
Technology News – August 1, 2002 –
Microsoft Corp. says it will start sharing code for its Windows operating system – primarily for code writers.
Entertainment News – August 1, 2002
People Magazine wins the bidding over rival Us – and will pay $75,000 for nine pictures of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. They’re the hottest couple around especially since Jennifer Lopez just split from her husband.
Angelina Jolie has not only filed from divorce against Billy Bob Thornton – Her dad –actor Jon Voight says she won’t have anything to do with him.
Music News – August 1, 2002
Bob Dylan returns to the Newport Folk Festival – the first time since 1965.
Television News – August 1, 2002
E!’s “Anna Nicole Show” drew 4.1 million viewers – seven times its normal ratings. Her ad says, “She’s got something to get off her chest.”
Alec Baldwin and Ellen DeGeneres will take the center square of the new “Hollywood Squares.”
NBC debuts “The Rerun Show.” First offerings – “The Partridge Family” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Jay McGraw, recently named one of People Magazine’s “Top 50 Bachelors” will be a regular on his dad’s show – Dr. Phil.
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of August 1, 2002
CBS – 60 Minutes II, Big Brother 3, 48 Hours, David Letterman, Late Show with Craig Kilborn
NBC – Crossing Jordan, West Wing, Law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, Drew Carey, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Nightline, Politically Incorrect
PBS – American Family, Charlie Rose
Fox - 30 Seconds to Fame, Bernie Mac, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar.
UPN - Enterprise
VH1 – Sex in the 90’s
On David Letterman – Sarah Michelle Gellar, John McEnroe.
On Jay Leno – Jennifer Aniston, Monica.
Top Movies – August 1 2002
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
Road To Perdltion
Stuart Little 2
Men in Black II
The Country Bears
K-19: The Widowmaker
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Master of Disguise.