Dateline: Week Of October 8, In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush addresses the nation on TV and radio. He detailed Iraq’s progress in developing chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, the country’s links to terrorists and Hussein’s crimes against his people.
Congress approves a measure to authorize the use of military force against Iraq.
Washington-area sniper strikes again – the 10th in as many days. This time – a deadly one – Kenneth Bridges – founder of a self-help organization for African Americans. The slaying occurred at a gas station.
Indonesia - The FBI searches through the debris after Indonesia’s worst terrorist attack – the car bombing in a nightclub district. Over 180 were killed.
Jerry Falwell apologized for calling the prophet Muhammad a terrorist, saying he meant no disrespect to “any sincere, law abiding Muslim.”
President Bush – addressing a political rally in Tennessee – left the door open for a peaceful resolution in Iraq. But vowed to pressure Iraqi President Saddam Hussein – by force, if necessary – to destroy his suspected weapons of mass destruction programs.
Former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel peace Prize in recognition of his role in brokering Middle East peace while in office and his efforts since to diffuse conflicts.
A federal court grants a temporary injunction ending the lockout that has bottled up West coast ports.
Fascinating Facts – October 8, 2002
For $8 – Qataris can buy a CD featuring that lovable Osama bin Laden as he talks about forceful action against the U.S. The CD is being hawked by a publishing company.
Entertainment News – October 8, 2002
Actress Terri Garr announces she has multiple sclerosis. She has had symptoms for 19 years
Music News – October 8, 2002
Whitney Houston is sued by her father’s entertainment company - $100 million for breach of contract.
Michael Jackson invites over 200 military personnel from a nearby Air Force base to his Neverland ranch in Santa Barbara.
Television News – October 8, 2002
On “Discovery” channel – “Monster Garage.” Watch Jesse James Turn Ordinary Cars Into Extraordinary Machines.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Sarah Michelle Gellar and musical guest Faith Hill.
NBC ousts Jonathan Wald – the “Today” show’s executive producer. The show is still beating “Good Morning America.”
A home fire takes the life of Teresa Graves, who appeared on “Get Christie Love” back in the 1970’s.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – October 8, 2002
Friends – 28.93
CSI – 28.47
ER – 25.13
Everybody Loves Raymond – 21.96
Survivor:Thailand – 21.46
Will & Grace – 20.64
CSI: Miami – 19.80
Law & Order – 19.12
Scrubs – 18.94
Still Standing – 18.06
Monday Night Football – 17.04
The West Wing – 16.70
Good Morning Miami – 16.04
Judging Amy – 15.74
Law & Order: SVU – 15.21
JAG – 14.81
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 14.78
Without a Trace – 14.53
Frasier – 14.50
Yes, Dear – 14.43
60 Minutes – 14.14
King of Queens – 13.74
My Wife and Kids – 13.72
The Practice – 13.55
The Guardian – 13.48
8 Simple Rules – 13.40
American Dreams – 13.24
Top Movies – October 8, 2002
Sweet Home Alabama
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Jonah – A Veggie Tales Movie
The Banger Sisters
The Four Feathers
One Hour Photo.