Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Obama and Hillary Clinton debut as allies – as they are together for the first time in New Hampshire. Obama praised Clinton for her path breaking candidacy. And Clinton urged her supporters to get behind Obama.
Sen. John McCain pledges that if elected president, he would put the nation on a path toward independence from foreign oil by 2025.
The Supreme Court rules for the first time that the 2nd Amendment explicitly protects American’s right to own guns for self defense.
American Airlines says customers will be able to test in-flight Internet access on two flights beginning this week.
A woman pretending to seek assistance from police detonates an explosive under her robe and kills 15 in the civic center of Baqubah.
Retailer Pier 1 Imports says that it was withdrawing its offer to buy rival Cost Plus for $88 million.
Passing – Wilbur Hardee – hamburger chain founder.
Trend - Insurgent activity is increasing sharply in Afghanistan and additional troops are needed to combat them.
Technology News – June 23, 2008
Rhapsody America a top web subscription base music service, opens a digital download store – challenging iTunes.
Ticketing website fandango acquires movies.com.
Technology billionaire and philanthropist Henry Samueli pleads guilty to a felony charge of lying to regulators about his role in an alleged plot to secretly reward his Broadcom Corp employees by manipulating stock options.
Sports News - June 22, 2008
Omaha - On the first day of U.S. Olympic swim trials, Michael Phelps, does the 400m in 4 minutes 5.25 seconds – a record.
Music news - June 23, 2008
Don’t miss Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” tour.
Did you catch the BET Awards? – Al Green got a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Boy George who had planned a U.S. tour this summer, has been denied a visa. He’s waiting trial in London. He has plead not guilty to imprisoning a man.
Radio News - June 22, 2008 - Don Imus In Trouble
– Don Imus, responding about racial remarks on his radio program said he was trying to “make a sarcastic point” about unfair treatment of blacks in the criminal justice system but had been misunderstood. He said, ‘there you go – now you know” after asking his sports guy, - Warner Wolfe, what color is he (referring to s story about Cowboys’s cornerback Adam Jones getting arrested again).
Television news – June 22, 2008
Jim Lehrer is back anchoring “The News Hour for the first time since he underwent a heart valve procedure in April.
The Disney Channel’s made-for-TV movie – “Camp Rock” gets cable television’s most watched entertainment program of the 2007-2008 season with 8.86 million viewers.
NBC Universal amicably resolved a $105 million lawsuit filed by a woman whose brother committed suicide during a taping of its controversial “Dateline NBC” both parties say.
Passing- George Carlin (71) – One-of-a-kind comedian. He finished a show at the Orleans casino in Vegas and was planning to take the month off to relax and work on a new book of essays and musing. Carlin released some 22 albums and 3 best-selling books during his almost 50-year-career.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – June 22, 2008
NBA Finals: Game 6 – 16.86
America’s Got talent – 12.78
60 Minutes – 9.10
Two and Half Men – 8.95
So You Think You Can Dance? (Thu.) – 8.87
So You Think You Can Dance? (Wed.) 8.85
Deal or No deal (Tue. – 8.72
House – 8.62
Deal or No deal (Wed.) 8.34
Hell’s Kitchen – 8.25
Dateline NBC (Sun.) – 8.234
Million Dollar Password – 8.20
CSI: NY – 8.04
CSI: Miami – 7.98
CSI – 7.85
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader - 7.85
Cold Case – 7.25
Criminal Minds (Wed.) – 7.25
Top Movies – June 23, 2008
Kung Fu Panda
The Love Guru
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Sex and the City
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.