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Dateline: Week Of November 1, 2002 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

Officials in Europe say they believe there is no link between Al Qaeda and Iraq – this as the Bush administration prepares for a possible military action in Iraq. 

A federal judge hands Microsoft a legal victory by approving most provisions of a controversial antitrust settlement with the Justice Department – freeing them from the threat of crippling sanctions. 

An earthquake near Campobasso, Italy kills 20 children. The magnitude was 5.4.

Elections - President Bush’s political muscle helped propel the Republicans to take charge of Congress and the Senate. 

A missile from a CIA surveillance aircraft over Yemen kills six suspected Al Qaeda operatives. The vehicle was unmanned.

Robert Burkholder (83) – a Roman Catholic priest who admitted molesting at least a dozen boys gong as far back as the 1940’s, pleads no contest to sexual conduct with a 13-year-old boy.

Martha Stewart Update – November 1, 2002

Martha Stewart Living says its third-quarter profit plunged and warned for a fourth-quarter shortfall as it struggles to hang on to readers and advertisers amid the insider-trading scandal embroiling its namesake founder.


Music news – November 1, 2002

Alan Jackson takes home his second entertainer-of-the-ear award and four other honors at the annual Country Music Assn. Awards. He was also named male vocalist of the year, won album of the year for “Drive,” and song and single of the year for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”.

Sharon Osbourne says she’s calling it quits after this season of MTV’s top-rated “The Osbournes. … “The cameras are here all the time, so it’s a little invasive now. When you’re sick, you know, you want to be on your own.” Ms. Osbourne has colon cancer.

 Kurt Cobain’s diaries are published in a new book called “Journals,” which duplicates 274 pages of his personal writings from the late 1980’s through 1994. The writings contain some candid prose such as – “I made about 5 million dollars last year… Ill be able to sell my untalented, very ungenious ass for years based on my cult status.”

Passing – British skiffle artist Lonnie Donegan (71).

Online sales of music plummet 25% from the same period last year. Many say it has to do with free, online music swapping networks such as Kazaa and Morpheus.

Jam Master Jay Murdered

Jam Master Jay – part of the famed rap group “Run D.M.C.” He was gunned down in a New York studio and fans are shocked.


Radio news – November 1, 2002

Howard Stern is turning movie producer. His first project will be a remake of the 1981 teen comedy “Porky’s.” Stern also wants to remake 1979’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.


Television news – November 1, 2002

CBS sues ABC from airing a “Survivor” knockoff show called “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.”

Angie Martinez, who was to join original judges Paula Abdul, Simon Crowell and Eandy Jackson for “American Idol” – quits after the first auditions. “It became too uncomfortable for me to tell someone else to give up on their dream,” said the rapper/DJ.

Don’t miss Dick Clark’s “The Other Half” – the male answer to “The View.” With Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez and Dorian Gregory.

Passing – Jonathan Harris (87) – best known as Dr. Zachary Smith in the 1960’s sci-fi show – “Lost in Space.”

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of November 1, 2002

CBS – JAG, Judging Amy, Campaign 2002, Late Show, Late Late Show

NBC – Fear Factor, Frasier, Dateline NBC, Tonight, Conan O’Brien

ABC – 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage daughter, According to Jim, Life with Bonnie, Less Than Perfect, The Vote. Nightline, Politically Incorrect

UPN – Buffy, Haunted

Fox – Fox’s Finniest Outtakes, 24

WB – Gilmore Girls, Smallville

MTV – Real World, FM Nation, Catching Up With the Osbournes

VH-1 – Behind the Music, Creed and the Wallflower Rock the Rock


Behind the Music – Aerosmith.

Late Night W/David Letterman – Halle Barry and The Wallflowers.

Tonight Show w/Jay Leno – Bob Newhart, Serena Williams and Melissa Etheridge


Top Movies – November 1, 2002

The Santa Clause 2

The Ring

I Spy

Jackass: The Movie

Ghost Ship

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Sweet Home Alabama

Punch-drunk Love

Red Dragon

Brown Sugar

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