Dateline: Week Of November 15, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
China overhauls its leadership as Vice President Hu Jintao is named general secretary of the Communist party.
Homeland legislation - The Senate passes reorganization of the federal government to meet the threat of terrorism.
A court rules that the FBI has broad power to wiretap the phones and secretly search the computers and homes of individuals who can be linked to foreign terrorists.
Intelligence officials conclude that Osama bin Laden is still alive. This after a tape broadcast on an Arab television network.
Federal screeners are now in place at airports – checking out passengers.
A French court dismisses a request to ban the book – “The Rage and the Pride” by Oriana Fallaci that many say incites hatred of Muslims.
In Prague – President Bush insists that Europe now has an obligation in the war on terrorism to join the U.S. in defending against the threat of Suddam Hussein.
Election - After two weeks – it’s done – Gov Don Siegelman of Alabama gives up his quest to stay in the governor’s mansion. He’s lost to Republican Bob Riley.
A state grand jury in Louisiana indicts the Washington-area sniper suspects on first-degree murder charges for a killing in Baton Rouge. Charged – John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo.
An Italian court sentences former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to 24 years in prison on charges of complicity in the 1979 murder of a muckraking journalist.
Pakistani Mir Aimal Kasi – who killed two CIA employees a decade ago – is executed by injection.
In Chile – Donald Rumsfeld proposed a regional alliance made to exploit the strengths of Latin American militaries to combat terror and drug trafficking.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he will organize a protest during the Masters at Augusta unless the club admits a female member before then.
Technology News – November 15, 2002
John F. Kennedy International Airport becomes the first in the nation to use iris scanning technology to prevent employee security breaches. The technology prevents employees from giving their ID cards to someone else.
Sports News – November 15, 2002
In Florida – Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR Winston Cup championship by placing 18th-place – good enough to beat Mark Martin. It’s his first stock car title!
Radio News – November 15, 2002
Infinity Radio is now syndicating David Letterman’s top 10 list.
Celebrity News – November 15, 2002
Passing – Actor Eddie Bracken (87).
Actor Jeffrey Jones is arrested on suspicion of abusing a teen boy. He’s best-known for portraying the principal in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Actor Paul Reubens is arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of obscene material improperly depicting a child.
Music News – November 15, 2002
Guns ‘N Roses World Tour 2002.
Gimmicks – Online music piracy is growing – so some are getting creative. Buy Bon Jovi’s “Bounce” CD – get a code – go online and get extras. It’s called enhanced CD’s. Is this a trend?
Top Pop Hits – November 15, 2002
Dilemma – Nelly fea. Kelly Rowland
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Work It – Miss “Misdeameanor” Elliott
Underneath it All – No Doubt fea. Lady Saw
The Game of Love - Santana fea. Michelle Branch
Luv U Better – LL Cool J
Die Another Day – Madonna
Jenny From the Block – Jennifer Lopez fea. Jadakiss & Styles
Gimme the Light – Sean Paul
He Ma – Cam’ron fea. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
SK8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
Complicated – Avil Lavigne
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
’03 Bonnie & Clyde – Jay-Z fea. Beyonce Knowles
Dontchange – Musiq
One Last Breath – Creed
Baby – Ashanti
Landslide – Dixie Chicks
When the Last Time – Clipse
Gangsta Lovin’ – Eve fea. Alicia Keys
Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop) – Erykah Badu fea. Common
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
If I Could Go! – Angie Martinez fea. Lil Mo & Sacario
Po’ Folks – Nappy Roots fea. Anthony Hamilton
She Hates Me – Puddle of Mudd
Top Pop Albums – November 15, 2002
Stripped – Christina Aguilera
8 Mile soundtrack
Melt – Rascal Flatts
Shaman – Santana
Scarlet’s Walk – Tori Amos
Cry – Faith Hill
Nirvana – Nirvana
Home – Dixie Chicks
The Eminem Show – Eminem
Elvis 30 #1 Hits – Elvis Presley
Thug World Order – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Forty Licks – Rolling Stones
Nellyville – Nelly
Now or Never – Nick Carter
One By One – Foo Fighters
One Man – Tank
Kings of Crunk – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
The Great American Songbook – Rod Stewart
Totally Country Vol. 2
Lucky Day – Shaggy
10 – LL Cool J
Simply Deep – Kelly Rowland
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Unleashed – Toby Keith
M issundaztood – Pink
The Young and the Hopeless – Good Charlotte
Top Country Music/Hits – November 15, 2002
These Days – Rascal Flatts
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
My Town – Montgomery Gentry
Landslide – Dixie Chicks
Work in Progress – Alan Jackson
Who’s Your Daddy? – Toby Keith
She’ll Leave You With A Smile – George Strait
Where Would You Be – Martina McBride
Beautiful Mess – Diamond Rio
I’m Gonna Getcha Good! – Shania Twain
Red Rag Top – Tim McGraw
Hot Club/Dance Music – November 15, 2002
Irresistible! – Superchumbo
Insatiable – Thick Dick fea. Latanza Waters
Two Months Off – Underworld
Search ‘N – Nicole J. McCloud
Serve the Ego – Jewel
Superwoman – GTS fea. Karyn White
Top DVD Sales/Rentals – November 15, 2002
Mr. Deeds in widescreen
E.T. in widescreen
Beauty and the Beast
Top videos for kids – November 15, 2002
Scooby-Doo: Winter Wonderdog
SpongeBob Squarepants: Halloween
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Scooby-Doo Meets Batman
Television News – November 15, 2002
On ABC’s “The Bachelor” finale – It’s Aaron Buerge and… Helen Eksterowicz! “Will you marry me?” he asked her. “Yes I will. Without a doubt.”
On “Larry King Live” this week – Al and Tipper Gore.
Wednesday night television listings – week of November 15, 2002
CBS – The Amazing Race, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, 60 Minutes II, David Letterman
NBC – Ed, The West Wing, law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, George Lopez, the Bachelor, Nightline
WB – Dawson’s Creek, Birds of Prey
Fox – Bernie Mac Show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Fastlane
MTV –DFX Interactive hip-hop party, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Prime Tim Players, MTV Cribs
VH1 – 100 Sexiest Artists, Ro ‘no Roll Weddings, Behind the Hits
On David Letterman – Adam Sandler.
On Jay Leno – Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne.