Dateline: Week Of February 22, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Thousands of Filipinos take to the streets in Manila – just after beleaguered President Gloria Macpagal Arroyo declared a nationwide state of emergency and banned public rallies.
Mayor Ken Livingstone – the outspoken mayor of London, gets suspended from his office for four weeks after comments likening a Jewish journalist with a concentration camp guard.
President Bush says of Iraq, there is still reason for optimism, but that the Iraqi people face a “moment of choosing” in the area’s sectarian strife.
President Bush vowed to block any legislation that would block a state-owned Arab company from managing the operations at six large U.S. seaports. The transaction is being frowned upon by many on Capitol Hill and concerns Dubai Ports World, a business owned by the United Arab Emirates and ports in NY, NJ and elsewhere.
Walter Steed - a judge with three wives, is ordered removed from the bench by the Utah Supreme Court.
Iraq – the death toll climbs past 100 in two days of sectarian attacks that began after the bombing of a Shiite shrine… Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari meets in emergency session with Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni Arab political leaders – among more KAOS.
A growing number of governors – from along the Mexican border and beyond – are sharpening their complaints about the flood of immigrants pouring into their states, pushing the Bush administration and Congress for action.
Pope Benedict XVI names his first Cardinals and they’ll be installed on March 24. They include two Americans.
Gov. George Pataki, showing no improvement five days after his appendix was removed, gets transferred to a NYC hospital and undergoes yet another operation.
China says Avon can go door-to-door!
A dozen Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton (CA) and several civilians are arrested for stealing over $60,000 worth of combat gear – meant for troops in Iraq – and trying to sell them on EBay.
Business News – February 22, 2006
Ted Turner is stepping town as Time Warner Inc director in May – after 10 years.
General Motors is shutting down production of the famed Pontiac GTO. It isn’t looking real fine these days.
Music News – February 22, 2006
Sheryl Crow (44) undergoes surgery for breast cancer and her prognosis looks great.
Television News – February 22, 2006
Passing – Actor Dennis Weaver (81). – “Gunsmoke,” “McCloud.”
Passing – Actor Darren McGavin (83) – “The Night Stalker.”
Passing – Actor/funnyman Don Knotts (81) – “Andy Griffith,” “Three’s Company.”
Don’t miss the XX Olympic Winter games on NBC!
NASCAR announces an 8-year, $4.48 billion television deal beginning in 2007 – second only to the NFL in yearly income.
News Corp. announces plans for a new TV network – to be called “My Network TV.” Look for it to debut in late summer.
Tuesday night television – Week of February 22, 2006
CBS – NCIS The Amazing Race 9, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson
NBC – Deal or No Deal, Scrubs, Law & Order: SVU, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – According to Jim, Rodney, George Lopez, Boston Legal, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
Fox – American Idol, War at Home
UPN – America’s Next Top Model, Girlfriends, Half & Half
WB – Gilmore Girls, Supernatural
PBS – Nova, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
MTV – The Real World, Casting Couch
VH1 – Fabulous Life Of…
Davie Letterman – Barbara Walters, Tyler James Williams.
Conan O’Brien – Bruce Willis, Mary Lynn Rajskub and the Dropkick Murphys.
Winners of “Dancing With the Stars” appear on “The View.”
Top TV Shows-Ratings – February 8, 2006
American Idol on Wednesday – 28.78
American Idol on Tuesday – 26.96
Grey’s Anatomy on Sunday – 24.36
Desperate Housewives – 23.41
Winter Olympics on Monday – 21.07
Winter Olympics on Saturday – 19.67
Winter Olympics on Thursday – 19.38
Dancing with the Stars – 19.26
Winter Olympics on Sunday – 19.24
House – 19.20
Winter Olympics on Friday – 18.93
CSI – 18.83
Top Movies – February 8, 2006 –
Madea’s Family Reunion
The Pink Panther
Final Destination 3