Dateline: Week Of October 1, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Florida - The first presidential debate – at Coral Gables. Both George W. Bush and John Kerry clashed over the war in Iraq with Kerry saying it was a costly diversion from more serious threats.
Snap polls say that John Kerry was the winner of the first presidential debate. That president Bush faltered.
A series of suicide bombings in Iraq takes the lives of 35 children.
A CIA report says Saddam Hussein did not produce or did not posses weapons of miss destruction – as much as 10 years or more before the U.S. invaded Iraq. Not since the early 1990’s.
The House rejects a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Republicans say the issue is far from over.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in the hospital for treatment of an irregular heartbeat.
Debate – Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards spar in Cleveland… on mostly the war in Iraq, credibility and honesty.
Entertainment News – October 1, 2004
Passing – Famed astrologer Joyce Jillson. She was 58.
Passing – Comedian Rodney Dangerfield. He was 82.
Passing – Actress Janet Leigh (77).
Technology – October 1, 2004
Microsoft unveils MSN TV 2 – a device that shuttles video and music between computer and the family television.
Music news – October 1, 2004
Elton John says Madonna lip-sync’s her shows and is astounded that she is nominated for best live act.
Top TV – Shows/Listings/TV Guide – October 1, 2004
Desperate Housewives – 21.64
Survivor: Vanuatu – 19.91
CSI: Miami – 19.72
CSI: NY – 19.47
Monday Night Football – 19.37
Everybody Loves Raymond – 15.68
Lost – 17.00
Two and a Half Men – 156.59
CSI – 16.3
NFL Monday Showcase – 15.23
Cold Case – 15.03
60 Minutes – 14.91
Apprentice 2 – 14.69
Television news – October 1, 2004
Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show – debuts on the WB this week. Drew’s cast performs skits suggested by the studio audience.
Sunday night television – October 1, 2004
CBS – 60 Minutes, Cold Case, Suburban madness
NBC – American Dreams, law &Order: Criminal Intent, Crossing Jordan
Fox – Movie - Rush Hour 2
ABC – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal
UPN – Feat Factor
WB – Charmed, Jack & Bobby
PBS – Mystery!
VH1 – The Surreal Life, In Search of the Partridge Family
Nick – Jake & Josh
Top Movies - October 1, 2004
Sky Captain and the World of tomorrow
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Shaun of the dead
Resident Evil: Apocalypse