Dateline: Week Of March 8, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Port-Au-Prince - Gunmen loyal to exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide ambush a march by thousands celebrating his ouster. Five are dead.
Members of the Iraqi Governing Council sign an interim constitution designed to pave the way to democratic self rule.
Terrorism in Madrid as 10 bombs detonate minutes apart in Madrid, ripping through crowded commuter trains. An Al Qaeda link is being considered.
Millions turn out for memorial observance in Spain in the face of Spain’s worst terrorist attack. Nearly 200 were killed and 1,500 wounded.
Spanish police have arrested three Moroccans in the train bombings in Madrid. They are believed tied to Islamic extremism and are now among five being held for the bombings.
Troubled area - U.S. Marines fire back at gunmen in Port-Au-Prince Haiti and the Pentagon announces that it was expanding the mission to allow U.S. troops to forcefully stop violence among Haitians.
Critics are describing the effort to rebuild Iraq as a process rife with poor oversight, questionable spending and long delays that endanger the country’s security.
Technology News – March 8, 2004
Eastman Kodak Co sues Sony Corp for allegedly using technology covered by 10 of the company’s digital photography patents.
Radio news – March 8, 2004
A new radio network with a total liberal slant – Air America will launch March 31. Look for Al Franken and Janeane Garfalo to be hosts. The network is leasing time on some stations such as WLIB New York and KBLA, Los Angeles.
Entertainment News – March 8, 2004
Nickelodeons New Animated Channel is now on Direct TV!
Pier 1 stores TV ads are now featuring “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’s” Thom Felicia. Out is Kirstie Alley.
Music news – March 8, 2004
Detectives illegally seized photos allegedly showing R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl and prosecutors cannot use them to try the r&b singer on child porno charges – so says a judge in Florida.
Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour!
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – March 8, 2004
CBS – 60 Minutes II, King of Queens, Yes, Dear, 48 Hours, Late Show, Late Late Show
NBC – The Apprentice, Law & Order, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, Extreme Makeover, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
UPN – Game Over, the Mullets, Star Trek: Enterprise
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, American Idol
WB – Smallville
CNN – Lou Dobbs, Larry King, NewsNight with Aaron Brown, Paul Zahn
On Larry King – Author Andrew Morton
On David Letterman – Kate Bosworth
On Jimmy Kimmel – Pat Green
Top Movies – March 8, 2004
The Passion of the Christ
Starsky & Hutch
50 First dates
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights