Dateline: Week Of November 22, 2003 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
In Georgia - President Eduard A. Shevardnadze resigns, bowing from pressure form thousands of protesters.
German and Italian authorities have arrested three members of a network that recruits Islamic extremists in Europe so they can train in Iraqi terrorist camps.
President Bush in secret, visits Iraq troops on thanksgiving on joins them for dinner. “I bring a message on behalf of America We thank you for your service, we’re proud of you and America stands solidly behind you,” said Bush to 600 soldiers with the Army’s 1st Armored Division, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 52nd Airborne Division.
Sniper John Allen Muhammed is sentenced to death after orchestrating the shooting rampage that traumatized the nation’s capital and its suburbs a year ago.
Legal Trials – Update – November 22, 2003
With the Michael Jackson and Scott Peterson legal trials getting hotter, MSNBC moves Dan Abrams “Abrams Report” to mid-afternoon so he can better cover these hot stories.
Sports News – November 22, 2003
Passing – Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn (82).
Entertainment news – November 22, 2003
Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney says he will run for Congress from a district in northern Kentucky. Clooney (67) will run as a Democrat.
Music news - November 22, 2003
Interesting – MTV is presenting an English-dubbed presentation of the south Korean martial arts movie “Volcano High” and has recruited Method Man, Mya, Snoop Dogg, Tracey Morgan Andre 3000, Kells and Big Bot to do the voices.
The Foo Fighters remake Prince’s 1980’s tune – “Darling Nikki.”
Getting good reviews – Nelly Furtado’s new album – “Folklore.”
50-Cent, who became a mainstream rap phenom with “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’” earlier this year, is back again – with friends Young Buck and Lloyd Banks. All three known as G Unit and the album is called “Beg For Mercy.”
Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 22, 2003
CSI – 26.64
ER – 23.41
Friends – 20.66
Friends at 8:30 – 19.93
Survivor, Pearl Islands – 19.90
Everybody Loves Raymond – 19.44
CSI: Miami – 18.87
The Bachelor – 18.62
60 Minutes – 17.96
Law & Order – 17.52
Movie - Fallen Angel – 17.39.
Will & Grace – 16.38
Monday Night Football – 16.06
Two and a Half Men – 15.98
Without a Trace – 15.74
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 14.21
Law & Order, SVU – 13.94
Still Standing – 13.60
West Wing – 13.49
JAG – 13.26
Navy NCIS – 13.21
Television news – November 22, 2003
Trends - It seems that playing poker is more popular than ever on television – in fact the World Poker Tour is the Travel Channel’s most popular series ever. Recently NBC sports announce it would air a poker game on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Rugrats have a new spin-off – it’s them as teens in “All Grown Up” and it begins this week on Nickelodeon. Yup – Chuckie, Angelica, Tommy get fast-forwarded!
Elizabeth Hasselbeck is named as new co-host on “The View.” She replaces Lisa Ling. Hassebeck (26) is a former shoe designer and host of the style Channel’s “The Look for Less.”
Re-united - Andy Griffith and Don Knots are on Larry Ling this Thursday!.
Top Movies – November 22, 2003
Dr. Suess’ The Cat In The Hat
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The matrix Revolutions
Looney Tunes: Back in Action