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Dateline: Week Of August 8, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

President Bush nominates Porter Goss as CIA director. 

The lawyer for Golan Cipel – the man who NJ Gov. James McGreevey admitted having an adulterous affair – has accused the governor of waging a smear campaign against his client. 

 Gov. James E. McGreevey of New Jersey, declaring, “I am a gay American,” and saying he had an affair with a man, is stepping down effective November 15 – but Republicans want him out – now. 

Hurricane Charley rips into Florida’s Gulf Coast with 145mph sustained winds. The storm sent a million coastal residents to higher ground. It’s now over open ocean and could be headed toward N. Carolina.  

The California Supreme Court says the mayor of San Francisco overstepped his authority by issuing same-sex marriage licenses – and declared that those thousands of marriages are now void. 

Top U.S. military officials pay a surprise/emergency visit to Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi – for plans to quell a four-day uprising in Najaf, Iraq. Earlier – Iraqi security forces tried to seize rebel cleric Muqtada Sadr, the Shiite Muslim leader blamed by the U.S. for the area’s surge in violence. No luck. 

Campaigning – President Bush says John Kerry is hedging/betting or trying to please both sides of the war issue, but the Kerry campaign says Bush is distorting Kerry’s words. John Kerry’s campaign also attacked Bush for limiting the scope of stem cell research. 

condoleeza rice on cnn august 2004Appearing on CNN’s “Late Edition” – U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said that the world is “worried and suspicious” about Tehran’s nuclear intentions and is determined not to let it produce an atomic weapon. 

Passing – Fay Wray (96) – the actress best-known for the original King Kong.


Sports – August 8, 2004 - 

Athens – the games of the 28th Olympiad get underway!


Technology News - August 8, 2004 - 

 Google settles a Yahoo lawsuit over online advertising technology.


Music News - August 8, 2004 -  

Rocker Lenny Kravitz calls off his U.S. tour for family matters. 


Television News - July 15, 2004 - 

Craig Kilborn says he is stepping down as host of CBS’ “Late Late Show.” 

President Bush and First Lady Laura on Larry King Live – Thursday! 

 CBS mike wallace arrested august 2004Mike Wallace is arrested on disorderly conduct charges. He was arguing with officers who were questioning his limo driver who had double-parked while the newsman was on a food run. 

The season finale for Fox’ “Simple Life 2” gets 9.19 million viewers – not bad.

 Jennifer Lopez will make her second appearance on NBC’s “Will & Grace.’ Look for it in September. 

After its Super Bowl embarrassment – the NFL says a small company called “White Cherry’ will be organizing its kick-off show this time.


Thursday Night Television Listings/TV Guide - July 15, 2004 -  

CBS – Big Brother 5, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, David Letterman

NBC – Will & Grace, Last Comic Standing, ER, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Extreme Makeover, Primetime Thursday, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel

PBS – Magic Moments – best of ‘50’s pop, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose

Fox – Alien vs. Predator, Celebrity Boxing 2

UPN – WWE SmackDown!

WB  Blue Collar TV, Reba, Studio 7

Comedy Central – Daily Show w/Jon Stewart

penn and teller bullshit on showtime august 2004Showtime – Penn & Teller Bullshit


 David Letterman – Amy Sedaris with musical guest Modest Mouse. 

Jay Leno – Naomi Watts, Macy Gray

Jon Stewart – Bryan Keefer


Top Movies - July 15, 2004 


The Village

The Bourne Supremacy

The Manchurian Candidate

Little Black Book

I, Robot

Spider-Man 2

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle


A Cinderella Story 

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