Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2003 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln – President Bush declares, “The United States and our allies have prevailed.” “Operation Iraqi Freedom was carried out with a combination of precision, speed and boldness the enemy did not expect and the world had not seen before.” “You have shown the world the skill and might of the American armed forces."
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declares the end of major hostilities against terrorist forces and says that the U.s. military is shifting from combat to promoting stability and reconstruction.
A special three judge court upholds the key component of the McCain-Feingold law that blocks the flow of corporate and union money to political parties to pay for thinly disguised campaign ads.
The U.S. says plans for Iraqi’s interim government call for a council of as many as nine leaders drawn from Iraqi exile groups.
After 50 years, tokens on the New York subways are no more. Some 7 million people ride the New York City subway system each day.
The U.S. widens its investigation into Enron Corp. adding 31 charges against ex-Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow and accusing his wife, former Enron Treasurer Ben Gilsan and eight other former executives of taking part in a fraud that destroyed the company.
The unemployment rate is at 6%.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc posts a wider first-quarter loss as advertising declined at its flagship magazine and as a federal probe hung over Chief Executive Martha Stewart.
Fascinating Facts Pop Culture Trends – May 1, 2003
Pop trends – bubble heads. They’re everywhere from sports figures to singers past and present.
Sports News – May 1, 2003
Oscar de la Hoya stops Yory Boy Campas in a Las Vegas bout.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – May 1, 2003
CBS – Star Search, Hack, CSI:Miami, Late Show
NBC – America’s Most Talented Kid, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, 20/20, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
UPN – Movie
Fox - Movie
WB – What I Like About You, Greetings from Tucson, Reba. Grounded for Life
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week with Fortune
CNN – Lou Dobbs Moneyline, Larry King
Top TV Shows/Ratings – May 1, 2003
CSI – 22.67
American Idol on Tuesday – 20.37
American Idol on Wednesday – 20.16
ER – 19.55
Friends – 19.03
Law & Order – 18.09
Everybody Loves Raymond – 17.92
Survivor: Amazon – 17.65
CSI: Miami – 17.18
Friends – 17.18
Will & Grace – 17.14
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Still Standing – 14.41
Law & Order: Criminal Intent$2 – 14.29
Law & Order: SVU
Bernice Mac – 13.77
JAG – 13.63
The Bachelor – 13.28
The West Wing – 13.18
Judging Amy – 13.15
Top Movies – May 1, 2003
X2: X-Men United
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Malibu’s Most wanted
It Runs In The Family
Bend It Like Beckham