Dateline: Week Of September 8, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Deadly Hurricane Ivan ripped off roofs, downed trees and power lines and flooded coastal areas s it grazed the western tip of Cuba and is now headed for the U.S. So far – 68 are dead from the storm.
The House defying President Bush – votes to block new regulations to give workers more overtime pay.
President Vladimir V. Putin moves to enhance his power and the Kremlin’s political control, saying that stronger state authority is needed to fight terrorists in the wake of the school hostage crisis that just took place.
U.S. Airways files for bankruptcy protection – the second time in two years.
Capt Rogelio Maynulet – becomes the first U.S. forces officer charged with murder after he shot a wounded Iraqi insurgent, in what was described as a mercy killing – because the man was hurt so bad and their was no help in sight.
Vice President Dick Cheney suggests that electing the Democratic presidential ticket would make the U.S. more vulnerable to a terrorist attack.
U.S. military death toll in Iraq reaches 1,000.
After 20 years - CEO Michael Eisner says he is leaving Disney within two years.
For memos from the late Col Jerry Killian, released by CBS this week, suggest that President Bush received favored treatment during a time in the early 107-‘s when many young men were being drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam.
A man opened fire with a semi automatic rifle in Geneva Ohio – wounding three and killing himself.
A new group founded by Robert Mintz, a veteran Texas Democratic operative – announce a TV ad campaign reprising charges that President Bush failed to perform his service in the Texas Air National Guard while on temporary assignment in Alabama. This appears in the wake of the advertising assaults on John Kerry from swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which has accused him of misrepresenting his actins in Vietnam and betraying fellow servicemen.
Some top hits – September 8, 2004 –
My Place – Nelly fea. Jaheim
Goodies – Ciara fea. Petey Pablo
Lean Back – Terror Squad
Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson
Slow Motion – Juvenile fea. Soulja Slim
Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle fea. Spragga Benz
Sunshine – Lil’ Flip fea. Lea
She Wil Be Loved – Maroon 5
I Like That – Houston fea. Chingy, Nate Dogg & I-20
Locked Up – Akon fea. Styles P.
Television News – September 8, 2004
“American Idol” creator Simon Fuller is suing his show’s judge, Simon Cowell over “The X Factor” – a new talent show in England – saying it’s a rip-off of his show. Cowell is the show’s producer.
ESPN announces a new channel – ESPNU – a channel devoted to college sports. It begins in March.
“The Family – The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty” – by Kitty Kelley is out and she’s making the media rounds. “Good Morning America” got the first Kelley interview.
Friday night television – week of September 8, 2004
CBS – Joan of Arcadia, JAG, 48 Hours Investigates, David Letterman
NBC – Dateline NBC, Medical Investigation, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – George Lopez, 8 Simple Rules Hope & Faith, Less Than Perfect, Nightline
Fox – The Complex: Malibu, The Next Great Champ
UPN – Star Trek: Enterprise, Amish in the City
WB – What I Like About you, Grounded For Life, Reba
HBO – Entourage
Showtime – Jeremiah, Dead Like Me, Family Business
MTV – 2004 MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards – Usher, Kanye West, Yellowcard, Jet, Jessica Simpson (repeat).
Top Movies – September 8, 2004
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Without a Paddle
The Princess diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Anacondas: the Hunt for the Blood Orchid