Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush sys he was sorry for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. solders. He also defended Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld against calls for his resignation. But, he told Rumsfeld he felt blindsided by the scandal and should have been more informed about its severity. 20 Iraqi and Afghan war prisoners have died in U.S. custody during the past 17 months.
President Bush reaches out to evangelical Christians in a National day of Prayer ceremony that religious networks were broadcasting coast to coast.
John Kerry said he would provide states more than $20 billion over the next decade to hire more teachers and raise their pay in return for new efforts to weed out poorly performing instructors.
John Kerry criticized the Bush Administration – saying it needs to do more to address prisoner abuse.
In Saudi Arabia – militants break in into an oil contractor’s office in Yanbu, open fire and kill 5 foreign workers.
John Kerry purchases $25-million worth of airtime in key states.
John Kerry calls for the Bush Administration to reach out with other influential nations and gain their support for an international mission in Iraq.
Paul Shanley – censured by the Vatican – one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clerical sex abuse scandal – has been removed from the priest hood. More priest news as a grand jury in Toledo indicts priest father Gerald Robinson, on a charge of aggravated murder in the killing of a nun some 24 years ago.
San Jose (CA) - A crowd of 3,000 gathers at the Municipal rose Garden in San Jose to pay tribute to fallen Army ranger Pat Tillman – a former pro-football player with the Arizona Cardinals.
Former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for leading his Army rangers unit to the rescue of comrades caught in an ambush.
Georgia’s Supreme Court reverses its 10-year prison conviction against Marcus Dixon – who received the sentence for having sex with an underage girl.
The FDA rejects an application to make a “morning after” birth control pill available without a prescription.
Fascinating Facts - May 1, 2004 -
Gibson Guitar launches a digital version, using computer chips to clean up the signal and you can control the sound of each string.
Sony has a new online music store – but the problem is – you can download the music into Sony music players – but you’ll have a hard time doing it with other makes.
Sports News - May 1, 2004 -
Venus Williams beats Svetlana Kuznetsova in the J&S Cup final at Warsaw for her second straight WTA tournament title and 11th consecutive victory.
Former NBA All-star Jayson Williams – convicted of truing to make a chauffeur’s death look like a suicide is acquitted of manslaughter.
Music News - May 1, 2004 -
Don’t miss Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Radio News – May 1, 2004 -
Clear Channel reports a 64% increase in first quarter profit.
Television News – May 1, 2004 -
Al Gore and partners are buying a cable channel – the Newsworld International channel – from Vivendi Universal.
On Thursday night – the 2-hour “Friends” finale as it revisits classic scenes from the show’s past.
Lindsay Lohan on “Saturday Night Live.”
Under a new deal – the actors that portray the voices on “The Simpsons” will get $250,000 per episode – up from $125,000, but less than the $350,000 they were seeking.
Tuesday night television listings - week of May 1, 2004 -
CBS – Navy NCIS, The Guardian, Judging Amy, Late Show
NBC – Frasier, Scrubbs, law & Order: SVU, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – 8 Simple Rules, According to Jim, Less Than Perfect, NPD Blue, Nightline
PBS – Innovation
MTV – The Osbournes, The Real World
VH1 – Awesomely Bad Girls, When Metal Ruled the World, Surviving Nugent 2: The Ted Commandments
Fox – American Idol, 24
WB – Gilmore girls, One Tree Hill
UPN – One on One, All of Us, Rock me baby, Girlfriends
Music News – May 1, 2004 -
Some top albums –
Hurt No More – Mario Winans
The Girl in the Other Room – Diana Krall
D12 World – D12
Confessions – Usher
College droput – Kanye West
Musicoloy – Prince
Top Movies - May 1, 2004 -
Man of Fire
13 Going on 30
Laws of Attraction
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Home on the Range
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed..