Dateline: Week Of November 8, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music,Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The House passes the Homeland Security Bill and is now headed to the Senate.
Iraq accepts a new U.N. resolution – that it will unconditionally receive monitors to prove it has no weapons of mass destruction.
A federal appeals court rules that Gennifer Flowers may pursue a libel and conspiracy case against Clinton’s wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and two former top residential aides – including George Stephanopoulos.
Al Gore is back as makes a cartoon appearance (voice) on Fox-TV’s “Futurama.”
A judge says that Noell Bush – Gov. Jeb bush’s daughter was “on track’ with drug treatment two weeks after being released from jail.
Sara Jane Olson, William Harris, Michael Borlin and Emily Montague – for former SLA (radical) members plead guilty in California to the murder of a mother of four during a suburban bank robbery.
Dead last - Lloyd Scott finishes the New York City marathon a full 121 hours after the starting gun was fired. The winner was Rodgers Rop who completed the route in 2:08:07.
Business News – November 8, 2002
JetBlue Airways says its third-quarter profit jumped 21% from a year earlier.
Technology News – November 8, 2002
Microsoft Corp. says that display maker ViewSonic Corp. will begin selling a potable flat-panel screen that can be taken off the desk and used to operate a computer via a wireless link.
Entertainment News – November 8, 2002
Talker Sally Jesse Raphael files a libel suit against the National Enquirer which reported she had suffered a mental break down after her TV talkshow was canceled.
Stan Lee – who created “Spider-Man” sues Marvel comics – saying they cheated him out of millions of $ in movie profits.
There are talks of ABC and CNN merging. Will it happen? (No).
Music News – November 8, 2002
CMA Awards – Alan Jackson takes home five awards – including song and single of the year for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).
Bobby Brown is arrested in Atlanta and charged with a drug and a traffic offense.
Michael Jackson takes the witness stand in a $21.2-million breach-of-contract suit accusing him of failing to show up for two 1999 New Year’s Eve concerts. The action was filed by German concert promoter Marcel Avram.
Passing – Musician Johnny Griffith (keyboardist) – one of the Motown Funk Brothers. He was 66.
Passing – Billy Mitchell (71) lead singer with 1950’s hitmakers – The Clovers.
The rest of “Run D.M.C.” are calling it quits after the death of Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. Rappers Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniel said they decided to retire from touring and recording because Mizell was irreplaceable.
Back on tour after nine years – Guns ‘N Roses. But wait, fans riot after a canceled Guns ‘N Roses concert in Vancouver – the first date of their comeback tour!
The Police announce they will be getting back together to record three songs – after nearly 20 years.
Eminem’s “8 Mile” movie is now out.
Television News – November 8, 2002
Merlin Santana – who planed “Romeo” on The Steve Harvey Show – is shot to death in South Los Angeles. He was 26.
Tuesday night television listings – week Of November 8, 2002
CBS – JAG, The Guardian, Judging Amy, David Letterman
NBC – Just Shoot Me, In-Laws, Frasier, Hidden Hills, dateline NBC, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, According to Jim, Life with Bonnie, Less than Perfect, NYPD Blue, Nightline
PBS – Nova, American Experiment, Charlie Rose
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, 24
WB – Gilmore Girls, Smallville
UPN – Buffy, Haunted
VH1 – 100 Greatest Love Songs
On David Letterman – Missy Elliott, Emmitt Smith, Kelly Ripa
On Jay Leno – Bonnie Raitt, Cedric the Entertainer.