Dateline: Week Of July 15, 2002 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to taking up arms as a soldier in the Taliban army and agrees to cooperate with the U.S. government in its efforts to capture and prosecute terrorists.
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warns Congress that corporate scandals threaten to injure the nation’s slowly mending economy and should be treated with stiff new penalties for executives who cheat.
Palestinian gunmen dressed as Israeli soldiers ambush an armored bus in the West Bank, killing 7.
Two suicide attackers set of explosions in a rundown commercial neighborhood in Tel Aviv, killing at least 5.
Gov. Jeb Bush’s daughter, Noelle is jailed after officials said she failed to meet the requirements of a court-ordered drug treatment program.
Business/Economy News – July 15, 2002
The Dow drops 390 points or 4.6%. The market was shaken by the wave of corporate financial scandals this year, the threat of more terrorist attacks and uncertainty over the strength of the economic recovery.
Technology News – July 15, 2002
Bob Pittman Resigns
AOL Time Warner Inc shakes up its top management ranks. Resigning is Bob Pittman – who helped begin MTV and was a key architect of the merger between Internet giant AOL and Time Warner.
The FCC gives carriers a year before they must permit customers to keep their number when switching mobile-phone providers. It’s the third time the agency extended the number portability deadline.
Illegal bootleg copies of movies such as “Men in Black II, “Reign of Fire” and others are found on Ebay, but the website says it will pull the accounts after they’ve found them. This is a new trend on the famous auction website.
Entertainment News – July 15, 2002
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton.
PBS says the South African production of “Sesame Street” will include an HIV-positive Muppet, but no such character will be introduced domestically.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 15, 2002
All Star Game – (Fox) – 14.65
CSI – 13.04
All-Star Pregame Show – 12.43
Everybody Loves Raymond – 11.64
Law & Order – 11.34
The House Whisperer – 10.91
60 Minutes – 10.80
48 Hours (Mon.) – 10.24
Becker – 10.17
Dog Eat Dog – 10.10
Movie – Men in Black 09.39
Big Brother 3 (Wed.) – 9.19
Fear Factor – 8.99
American Idol (Wed.) – 6.96
Crime & Punishment – 8.81
Law & Order (Criminal Intent) – 8.80
Movie-Holy Joe – 8.73
Law & Order -: SVU – 8.65
60 Minutes Ii – 8.36
Dateline NBC (Tue.)
Television news – July 15, 2002
David Chase, creator of “The Sopranos” says the show’s producers are discussing a big screen version after its HBO run ends.
Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg is taking leave of absence from “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” to tour with the E Street Band, where he’s been a member since 1974.
He’s back – Phil Donahue debuts a daily talk show – this time on MSNBC.
Top Pop Hit Music – July 15, 2002
Hot In Herre – Nelly
Without Me – Eminem
Hero – Chad Kreeger
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
I Need A Girl (Part Two) – P. Diddy
Foolish – Ashanti
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Oh Boy – Cam’ron featuring Juelz Santana
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Still Fly – Big Tymore
Addictive – Truth Hurts
Just A Friend 2002 – Marie
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
Top Music Albums – July 15, 2002
The Eminem Show – Eminem
Nellyville – Nelly
Untouchables – Korn
Ashanti – Ashanti
Let Go – Avril Lavigne
Missundaztood – Pink
God’s Favorite – N.O.R.E.
We Invented the remix – P. Diddy/Various Artists
No Shoes, No Shirt, No problems – Kenny Chesney
Lovehatetragedy – Papa Roach
C’mon, C’mon – Sheryl Crow
Disney’s Life and Stitch – Soundtrack
Truthfully Speaking – Truth Hurts
Room For Squares – John Mayer
Hood Rich – Big Tymers
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Born To Reign – Will Smith
Top Movies – July 15, 2002
Men in Black II
Road to Perdition – Tom Hanks
Reign of Fire
Life and Stitch
The Bourne Identity.