Dateline: Week Of October 1, In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment Culture, Music & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Iraq agrees to allow inspections of areas except presidential sites – to assess whether it is developing weapons of mass destruction.
A Senate report says the SEC should have caught accounting abuses before the collapse of Enron.
Sniper (s) at work - Five people are shot to death – in random killings in the Washington D.C. area.
Philip Morris is ordered to pay $28 billion in punitive damages to a 64-year-old woman with lung cancer. It’s the largest punitive award to an individual in history – but PM is expected to appeal it.
President Bush gets the backing of bipartisan congressional leaders on a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq.
Dock workers are still on strike on the West Coast and there could be federal intervention.
Technology News – October 1, 2002
AOL says it will begin issuing “Amber Alerts” – notices of missing children – now seen in 15 states.
Entertainment News – October 1, 2002
Penn & Teller sign a multimillion-dollar contract to appear six nights a week at the Rio in Las Vegas – through 2004.
Passing – TV director Bruce Paltrow (58) and father of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. He died of pneumonia while traveling in Rome. He’s been married to actress Blyth Danner for 30 years.
Music News – October 1, 2002
In court - Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novselic accuse Courtney Love of trying to control the band’s music catalog. Also this week – Ms. Love settles a suit against Vivendi Universal – and is released from her contract.
Snoop Dogg is edited out of an upcoming Muppets TV movie – “A Very Merry Muppet Christmas.” Apparently – someone from the Project Islamic Hope pressured producers to make the cut because of Dogg’s involvement with several porno video projects and his pro-drug persona.
Passing – Songwriter Mickey Newbury (62)
Television News – October 1, 2002
Seen on MTV – Madonna and her husband – Guy Ritchie in a 30-minute special promoting their new movie – “Swept Away” starring her and directed by him.
Fred Armisen and Will Forte replace longtime cast members Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer when “Saturday Night Live” debuts its 28th year this week.
Passing – Actress Whitney Blake – best known as the mom in “Hazel.” She was 76.
Friday night television listings – week of October 1, 2002
CBS – 48 Hours Investigates, Hack, Robbery Homicide Division, David Letterman
NBC – Providence, Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Special Victims, Jay Leno
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, That Was Then, 20/20, Nightline
Fox – Firefly, John Doe
WB – What I Like About You, Sabrina, Reba, Greetings from Tucson
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week, Now with Bill Moyers
HBO – Curb Your Enthusiasm.
On Jay Leno – LeeAnn Rimes and Brad Garrett.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – October 22, 2002
Friends – 34.01 million viewers
CSI – 20.47
ER – 26.72
Everybody Loves Raymond at 9:30p – 24.04
Everybody Loves Raymond – 23.27
CSI: Miami – 23.10
Scrubs – 22.31
Survivor: Thailand – 21.72
Wil & Grace – 21.45
Frasier – 21.12
Monday Night Football – 19.13
The West Wing – 18.16
Good Morning Miami – 17.45
Without a Trace – 16.21
JAG – 16.13
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 15.79
Hidden Hills – 15.70
Yes, Dear – 15.03
King of Queens – 14.95
Law & Order: SVU – 14.88
My Wife & Kids – 14.82
American Dreams – 13.91
The Practice – 13.89
The Guardian – 13.81
Boomtown – 13.45
60 Minutes – 13.25
NYPD Blue – 13.17
Top Movies – October 1, 2002
Sweet Home Alabama
By Big Fat Greek Wedding
One Hour Photo
The Banger Sisters
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
The Four Feathers.