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Dateline: Week Of June 1, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

An interim Iraqi government representing a mix of the country’s main ethnic and religious groups is appointed after weeks of wrangling over who would lead the country. The new body, including a prime minister, president, two vice presidents and 32 Cabinet ministers, replaces the U.S.-appointed Governing Council.

The U.S. Army says that thousands of soldiers who were scheduled to leave the military will be ordered to stay of their united are being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan.

CIA Director George J. Tenet, who presided over a string of intelligence failures, announces he will resign the post he has held for seven years.

Iraq’s new interim prime minister Iyad Allawi, in his first policy address to the nation, urges insurgents to halt attacks on U.S. forces, saying it would be a disaster for the country if foreign troops departed prematurely.

Passing – Ronald Reagan (93)

 The Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular president’s of the 20th century and who changed the political landscape.  

A week of memorials on both coasts begins and a state funeral will be held Friday in Washington.

The unemployment rate for May remained unchanged – at 5.6%.

Scott Peterson Trial Update

Scott/Laci Peterson trial at Redwood City – Amy Rocha, Laci Peterson’s half sister testifies and talks about Laci’s last hours.


Sports News – June 1, 2004

Oscar De La Hoya scores a narrow decision in his first fight at 160 pounds, defeating Felix Sturm.


Entertainment News – June 1, 2004

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” lured more teens than the previous two films, propelling this one to $92.6 million opening week – the best so far of the Potter films.

 Eric Benet, estranged husband of actress Halle Barry is challenging their prenuptial agreement in court as he seeks spousal support from his Oscar winning wife.

Diana DeGarmo, who came in runner-up on “American Idol”, has plans to release a single. Idol winner Fantasia Barrino also is working on her first single which is due June 15.

Mel Karmazin, head of Viacom, resigns. 


Radio news – June 1, 2004

Shock Jock Shocked - Howard Stern is in shock now that his boss, and the guy who stood by him at Infinity, is leaving. “I don’t understand how Mel (Karmizin) could resign. I’m in shock; He’s my backup here. I don’t know that Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone would back me up. This is definitely the nail in my coffin.”


Television news – June 1, 2004

Hugh Jackman hosts the Tony Awards Sunday on CBS.

On a Dr. Phil this week – a woman uses baby talk to get whatever she wants from her husband.

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 1, 2004

CBs – Navy NCIS, The Guardian, Judging Amy, Late Show

NBC – Fear Factor, Miss Universe Pageant, Tonight Show

ABC – 8 Simple Rules, I’m With Her, According to Jim, Less Than Perfect, Primetime Special, Nightline

WB – Summerland

Fox – Summer Music Mania 2004

UPN – One on One, All of us, One on One, Rock Me Baby

PBS – Peter Paul & Mary

Comedy Central – Mad TV, Last Comic Standing, South Park, Chappelle’s, Daily Show


 Summer Music Mania 2004 – Ludacris, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, 3 Doors Down and J-Kwon. Jessica Simpson hosts.

8 Simple Rules – Bridget lands the lead in a high school play.

Judging Amy – Amy decides the fate of a baby torn between two teen parents from different cultures.  


Top Movies – June 1, 2004

Shrek 2

The day After Tomorrow


Raising Helen

Soul Plane

Van Helsing

Mean Girls

Man on Fire

13 Going on 30

Super Size Me

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