Dateline: Week Of November 22, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
U.S. authorities say they have captured Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri – a top Al Qaeda leader who allegedly masterminded the 2000 attack on the USS Cole and is suspect in the bombing of two U.S. Embassies in east Africa.
Tens of thousands cheer President Bush at a speech in Bucharest – ending his visit to Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin cautions President Bush to show patience with Iraq and raised thorny questions about whether some U.s. Allies such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan may be as much of a global threat as Iraq.
The Israeli army clamps down the city of Bethlehem after a bus attack.
Investigators in Kenya have detained 12 people for interrogation and searched for clues in the hotel bombing that killed 15.
President Bush names Henry A. Kissinger – chairman of an independent commission that will investigate last year’s terrorist attacks.
Opposition leaders announce that they would call a nationwide strike Dec. 2 to force Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to resign or agree to an immediate referendum on his rule.
Disney cancels the next voyage of a cruise ship after dozens of people got a flu-like stomach illness, the ship’s second successive voyage on which passengers got sick.
Microscopic spheres that shrink uterine fibroid growths and save women from more extensive surgery have been approved by the FDA.
At least 215 people were killed as 12,000 left homeless in four days of rioting in Nigeria sparked by the Miss World pageant – so says the Red Cross.
Space shuttle Endeavour streaked into orbit after weeks of delay, carrying a new space crew to relieve those on at space station.
Passing – Novelist Harriet Doerr. She was 92.
Some best selling books – November 22, 2002
Q Is For Quarry – Sue Grafton
Reversible Errors – Scott Turow
The Little Friend – Donna Tarit
Visions of Sugar Plums – Janet Evanovich
Sandy Koufax – Jane Leavy
Stupid White Men… Michael More
Live from New York – Tom Shales/James Andrew Miller
Journals – Kurt Cobain
My Losing Season – Pat Conroy
Sports News - November 22, 2002
Tiger Woods Grand Slam of Golf continues, as he wins his fifth consecutive at Poipu Beach, Hawaii.
Entertainment News – November 22, 2002
Nicolas Cage files for divorce from Lisa Marie Presley after three months of marriage.
Passing – Comic and actor Jackie Gayle (76).
Music News – November 22, 2002
George Harrison left nearly $155 million in his will.
8,000 fans gather at Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to George Harrison to see Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Gary Brooker, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
The Backstreet Boys have filed a $100-million breach-of-contract suit against Zombia Music Group because they procrastinated in releasing their latest record.
Tupac’s back – with a new 2-CD set released this week – “Better Days.”
Thursday night on NBC – “Faith Hill” gets her own special – as it takes a look at the conception and recording of “Cry.” That’s followed by “Elvis Lives” with Tom Petty, Bono, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews and Britney Spears – as they sing Elvis songs.
Rapper Jay-Z is on fire – with seven platinum albums and an empire that includes the Rocawear clothing line and Roc-a-Fella Records.
Pilot - Snoop Dogg hosts a half-hour show called “Dogg Fizzle Televizzle,”” Snoop will mix sketch comedy with music and man-on-the-street bits. On the pilot, he’ll try out for the Oakland raiders, spoof nursery rhymes and work undercover at Arby’s.
Top Music Albums – November 22, 2002
Up – Shania Twain
The Last Temptation – Ja Rule
8 Mile Soundtrack
Now That’s What I Call Music, Volume 11
Blueprint – Jay-Z
More Than You Think You You Are – Matchbox Twenty
Audioslave – Audioslave
Under Construction – Missy Elliott
Television News - November 22, 2002
On Saturday Night Live – Kirsten Dunst with musical guest Eminem.
Thursday (Thanksgiving) night on CBS – “Martin and Lewis” starring Sean Hayes as Jerry Lewis and Jeremy Northam as Dean Martin.
Top Television Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – November 22, 2002
Friends – 26.76
CSI – 25.97
The Bachelor – 25.90
ER – 25.85
Will & Grace – 24.25
Will & Grace Clip Show – 22.73
Everybody Loves Raymond – 20.44
Survivor: Thailand – 10.61
Frasier – 18.32
Law & Order – 17.98
Monday Night Football – 17.71
The Simpsons – 17.38
CSI: Miami – 17.16
Movie - The Santa Clause – 16.86
JAG – 15.75
The West Wing – 15.03
Top Movies – November 22, 2002
Die Another Day
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Friday After Next
The Santa Clause 2
The Emperor’s Club
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Half Past Dead