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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


Anger Management


Malibu’s Most wanted


It Runs In The Family 

Bend It Like Beckham

Bulletproof Monk

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