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Dateline: Week Of December 1, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

President Bush said that despite a new intelligence assessment concluding Iran had halted its nuclear weapons program, the country still posed a danger and must stop enriching uranium. A report said that Iran had halted their nuclear push in 2003.  

The Bush administration says it will release a plan that is expected to block many mortgages from adjusting to higher rates for as long as five years.

At least 22 Iraqis are killed in four car bombings across the country – the most lethal strike in Iraq in months.

Letter to North Korea - President Bush sends Kim Jong II a hand-signed letter reminding him of his commitment to disclose the details of his country’s nuclear weapons program by the end of the year.

The CIA says that it had destroyed videotapes of its secret interrogations of terrorism suspects. Critics say the action hinders efforts to hold agents accountable for the use of harsh tactics on terrorism suspects.

Dow Chemical Co. will shut a number of plants and eliminate about 1,000 jobs.

 

Medical News – December 1, 2007

Scientists say they have cured sickle cell anemia in mice by rewinding their skin cells via stem cells.

 

Entertainment News – December 1, 2007

Eva Mendes is the latest to pose for PTA’s anti-fur campaign.

Passing- Daredevil Evel Knievel. He was 69.  

Video Games -  Rival to “Guitar Hero” is something called “Rock Band.” It’s from Electronic Arts.

 

Radio News – December 1, 2007

Sirius Satellite Radio brings back “E Street Radio” where it’s all Bruce all the time.

 

Music news – December 1, 2007

Billy Joel releases a new single – an anti-war song titled “Christmas in Faliujah.” Actually he doesn’t sing on it – but younger Cass Dillon does.

Rapper Pimp C – is found dead in a hotel in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip – at the Mondrian Hotel. Pimp was 33. His real name was Chad Butler and was a member of the Texas hip-hop duo UGK.

 

Television news - December 1, 2007

 Carson Daly returns to the air without his writers – who are still on strike.

The Rev. Pat Robertson (77) says that his son, Gordon, had succeeded him as chief executive of the Christian Broadcastng Network (CBN).

Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – December 1, 2007

Dancing with the Stars (Tue.) – 24.87 million viewers

Dancing with the Stars (Mon.) – 24.23

Shrek the Halls – 20.83

Desperate Housewives – 20.66

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 18.52

NCIS – 17.04

House (Tue.) – 16.96

Criminal Minds – 16.23

CSI: Miami – 15.58

Two and a Half Men – 15.26

More Top TV starting with #31

Pushing Daisies – 9.99

Without a Trace – 9.76

Bones (Tue.) – 9.68

Football Pre-Game (Sun.) NBC – 925

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – 8.97

 

Top Movies – December 1, 2007

The Golden Compass

Enchanted

Beowulf

This Christmas

Fred Claus

August Rush

No Country For Old Men

Hitman

Awake

Bee Movie

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