In The News
The Bird flu has killed another person in Vietnam, bringing the regiona death toll to 62 since 2003.
Hurricane Katrina Update – September 1, 2005:
New Orleans – Snipers fire on rescue efforts as federal troops mobilize in the area. The city’s police and emergency officials are working to prevent complete social disintegration as widespread looting continues and floodwaters hide a number of dead.
Search teams press on to evacuate those still in New Orleans, but hundreds still will not leave.
Making progress in New Orleans as pumps and newly repaired levees are helping lower to lower the water level.
Many New Orleans refugees are showing up in Baton Rouge especially those with relatives living there.
Unidentified gunmen in the Gaza Strip shoot and kill Moussa Arafat, former Palestinian Authority security chief and cousin of the late Yasser Arafat at his home in Gaza City.
NBC airs a benefit for hurricane victims. Rapper Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and although heard on the East Coast, was cut on delayed feeds.
Technology News – September 1, 2005
Google Inc says it has recently begun placing ads in two computing magazines on behalf of small companies.
Sports News – September 1, 2005
New Jersey Devils defenseman Scott Stevens announces his retirement after more than two decades in the NHL. Week of September 1, 2005
Trends – On-line card playing among males ages 14 to 22 has increased from 6.2% in 2003 to 11.4% last year. Particularly poker.
Radio news – September 1, 2005
Syndicated talk show host Rush Limbaugh will perform a one-man show to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. Tickets cost $77 and he’ll appear at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway Oct. 18.
Television news – September 1, 2005
“Supernatural” – a new WB series will debut on line first! Catch the first episode on Yahoo. The series debuts on the WB September 13.
New talk shows on television – Tyra Banks, Tony Danza and Martha Stewart will have a new daytime show.
Passing – Bob Denver (70) – Best-known as “Gilligan” in Gilligan’s Island and as Maynard G. Krebs in Dobie Gillis.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – Week of September 1, 2005
CBS – 60 Minutes II, The Cut, Numbers,
NBC – Concert for Hurricane Relief, Dateline NBC, Crossing Jordan, Tonight Show
ABC – Supernanny, Hope & Faith, Less Than Perfect, 20/20, Nightline
FOX – Bernie Max, Bernie Max, Arrested Development, Arrested Development
WB – What I Like About You Blue Collar TV, Reba, Living With Fran
UPN – Movie
PBS – Washington Week, Roadtrip Nation, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
Disney – That’s So Raven, Movie-Snow Dogs
MTV – DFX, MTV’s 70’s House, My Super Sweet, Wild & Out
A Concert For Hurricane Relief – With Tim McGraw, Harry Conick Jr., Leonardo DeCaprio and Wynton Marsalis and others.
What I Like About You – Holly doesn’t know why she can’t commit.
Crossing Jordan – An airborne virus kills a passenger and a baggage handler at the airport.
On Late Show/David Letterman – Stephen Colbert guests.
On Tonight Show – Kate Hudson joins Jay Leno.
Top movies – September 1, 2005
The 40 Year-Old Virgin
The Constant Gardener
The Brothers Grimm
March of the Penguins
The Skeleton Key