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Dateline: Week Of September 22, 2003 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

A federal appeals court puts the California gubernatorial recall election back on track for October 7, reversing an order to postpone the vote. 

The United Nations announces that security conditions were so bad in Iraq that it was pulling out most foreign staffers.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is gaining ground in California’s first gubernatorial recall election. It’s to be held next week.  Governor Gray Davis is said to be fighting for his political life.

Pope John Paul II appoints 31 new cardinals and some say, this action raises questions about his health. One of the Cardinals will become his successor.

A bomb explodes in the Baghdad at a hotel housing American journalists. It was the first attack in Baghdad targeting foreign media workers. One hotel employee was killed.


Business News – September 22, 2003

CompUSA agrees to acquire Good Guys Inc for $55.3 million in cash.


Media News – September 22, 2003

The FCC votes to allow Univision to purchase Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Price is $3.25-billion.


Technology – September 22, 2003

MusicMatch In begins offering downloadable songs from leading record labels. It’ll impose the fewest restrictions so far on copying and portability.


Entertainment news – September 22, 2003

Passing – Actor/dancer Donald O’Connor (78).

Passing – George Plimpton (76) – writer and editor and the man who seemed to do everything. 

Passing – Actor Gordon Jump (71) best known as the Maytag Man and “WKRP in Cincinnati.”


Music news – September 22, 2003

The late Tupac Shakur has another posthumous release. Produced by Eminem it’s called “Runnin’ (Dying to Live,” and features Shakur and  his late rival the Notorious B.I.G.

Madonna has another #1 book out – It’s the children’s story – “The English Roses.”

The season premiere of “8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter” starring the late John Ritter, got big ratings. Mr. Ritter filmed three episodes before his Sept 11 death.

Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – September 22, 2003

CBS – 60 Minutes II, King of Queens, Brotherhood of Poland N.H., Late Show

NBC – Ed, West Wing, Law & Order, Tonight, Conan O’Brien

ABC – My Wife and Kids, It’s All Relative, The Bachelor, DEBUT-Karen Sisco, Nightline

WB – Smallville, Angel

Fox – Paradise Hotel

UPN – Enterprise, Jake 2.0

MTV – DFX, Diary Jack Black, Made, Sorority Life, Fraternity Life, The Wade Robson Project

Spike – Unseen and Untold.


Top Movies – September 22, 2003

The Rundown

Under the Tuscan Sun


Second Hand Lions

The Fighting Temptations

Once Upon a Time In Mexico


Cold Creek Manor

Matchstick Men

Lost in Translation

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