Dateline: Week Of August 15, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Hurricane Charley cuts a broad swath of destruction across Florida leaving some 13 dead and thousands homeless.
Long awaited – President Bush announces his plan to remove as many as 70,000 U.S. troops from Europe and Asia in a sweeping reorganization that he said would better prepare the military to handle crises.
Renews focus - President Bush focuses on a years-old national security conflict, charging that opponents of a satellite-guided missile defense system were “living in the past.”
Rebel cleric Muqtada Sadr announces that he would accept demands to vacate Najaf’s Imam Ali Mosque and disarm his militia – but wants further negotiations on how such a plan would be implemented.
A U.S. appeals court says software used to swap songs and movies online does not violate copyright law in a setback for the entertainment industry.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon insists that he would press efforts to pull out of the Gaza Strip despite a vote by his Likud party against bringing the Labor party into the ruling coalition to ensure support for the withdrawal.
The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry says it will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, charging that a Vietnam veterans group had been illegally coordinating its ad campaign about Kerry’s military record with President Bush.
Sports News – August 15, 2004
Winter games at Athens – Swimmer Michael Phelps earns his seventh gold medal. U.s. gymnast Paul Hamm overcomes a dramatic fall on his vault and becomes the first American man to win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition.
Technology News – August 15, 2004
Apple and Motorola are partnering to introduce the iTunes music player on Motorola’s next generation phones and will mark the first U.S. mass-market attempt to merge an MP3 player with a cell phone.
Stock market debut as Google stock hits $100.34 on its first day of Nasdaq trading.
Television news – August 15, 2004
Carly Patterson’s gold medal win in the women’s gymnastics finals in Athens propels NBC’s coverage to its best numbers yet for its 2004 Olympic coverage.
This week’s “Live with Regis and Kelly” gives Regis something for the record books – logging 15,188 hours on television. He gets the Guinness world record for most hours on camera, passing broadcaster Hugh Downs for the record.
Monday night television listings/TV Guide – week of August 15, 2004
CBS – Still standing, Yes, Dear, Everybody Love Raymond, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, Late Show, Craig Ferguson
NBC – XXVII Summer Olympics
ABC – Best TV Shows That Never Were, Murasic Park III, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
PBS – History Detectives, Mystery of Chaco Canyon, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, The Casino
WB – 7th Heaven, Summerland
Disney – Lizzie McGuire, Sister Sister, That’s So Raven
Fox News – G. Van Susteren, O’Reilly Factor, special Report, Neil Cavuto, Hannity & Colmes
David Letterman – Matt Damon, Carmel Anthony and musical guests the Hives
On Dr. Phil – Parenting 101.
Top Children’s DVD’s – August 15, 2004
The Cheetah Girls
Scooby-Doo & The Loch Ness Monster
Dora The Explorer: Silly Fiesta
Spiderman Vs. Doc Ock
Spongebob Squarepants: Spongeguard on Duty
Dora the Explorer – Dora’s Pirate Adventure
Thomas & The Jet Plane
What’s New Scooby Doo? Safari So Good
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
DVD sales – August 15, 2004
Starsky & Hutch (Widescreen)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
Bourne identity (Widescreen Extended Version)
Starsky & Hutch (Pan & Scan)
Butterfly Effect (director’s Cut)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 2. (Collector’s edition)
Music news – August 15, 2004
Hollywood Records’ emerging rock band Breaking Benjamin is providing 11 tracks from its first two albums to Buena Vista games’ “Tron 2.0: Killer App” videogame. “Tron 2.0” is due this fall exclusively for Xbox live.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (63) is suffering from throat cancer but he’ll recover after radiotherapy – so says a band spokesperson.
Dr Phil McGaw selects “Shine” by Meredith Brooks as the theme song to the upcoming season. The song came out in 2002.
Top Pop Hits – August 15, 2004
Low Motion – Juvenile Ft. Souja Slim
Lean Back – Terror Squad
Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle Ft. Spraggs Benz
Goodies – Ciara Ft. Petey Pablo
Dip It Low – Christine Milian
Move Ya Body – Nina Sky Ft. Jabba
Confessions Part II – Usher
The Reason – Hoobastank
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
My Place – Nelly Ft. Jaheim
Diary – Alicia Keys Ft. Tony! Toni! Tone!
Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson
I Like That – Houston – Ft. Chingy, Nate Dogg & I-20
This Love – Maroon5
Burn – Usher
She Will Be Loved – Maroon5
Meant to Live – Switchfoot
On Fire – Lloyd Banks
Top music albums – August 15, 2004
Confessions – Usher
Autobiography – Ashlee Simpson
Now 16 – Various artists
License to Chill – Jimmy Buffett
Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne
Here For The Party – Gretchen Wilson
Musicology – Prince
Horse of a Different Color – Big & Rich
The Hunger For More – Lloyd Banks
Los Lonely Boys
Where You Want To Be – Talking Back Sunday
Songs About Jane – Maroon5
True story – Terror Squad
Best of Both Worlds – Van Halen
D12 World – D12
A Cinderella Story – Soundtrack
Elephunk- Black Eye Peas
JoJo – Jo Jo
Kiss of Death – Jadakiss
Mud on the Tires – Brad Paisley
Contraband – Velvet Revolver
Spider-Man 2 – Soundtrack
Top Country Music - August 15, 2004
I Go Back – Kenny Chesney
Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
I Want to Live – Josh Gracin
Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley Ft. Alison Krause
I Got a Feelin’ – Billy Currington
Days Go By – Keith Urban
Somebody – Reba McEntire
Girls Lie Too – Terri Clark
She Thinks She Needs Me – Andy Griggs
Too Much of a Good Thing – Alan Jackson
Here For the Party – Gretchen Wilson
Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy) – Big & Rich
R&B/Hip Hop Music – August 15, 2004
Sunshine Lil’ Flip Ft. Lea
Lean Back – Terror Squad
Jesus Walks – Kanye West
Slow Motion – Juvenile Ft. Soulja Slim
Diary – Alicia Keys Ft. Tony! Toni! Tone!
Goodies – Clara Ft. Patsy Pablo
So Sexy – Twista Ft. R. Kelly
U Should’ve Known Better – Monica
Top Modern Rock Music – August 15, 2004
Just Lie You – Three Days Grace
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park
Vindicated – Dashboard Confessional
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Talk Shows On Mute – Incubus
Slither – Velvet Revolver
Top Movies – August 15, 2004
Alien vs. Predator
The Princess diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
The Bourne supremacy
The Manchurian Candidate
Little Black Book