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Dateline: Week Of September 22, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declares that the turmoil on Wall Street was rooted in part in U.S. military intervention abroad and voiced hope that the next American administration would retreat from what he called President Bush’s “logic of force.”

On Prime-time TV – President Bush tries to convince a skeptical public and rebellious republicans that the government must put $700 billion of taxpayers money at risk to bail out the financial system.

The Feds seize and sell Washington Mutual Bank – the biggest U.S. bank failure so far. It was sold to JP Morgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion.  

Two days before an anticipated debate, John McCain say he will skip the session and stay in Washington to work on the nation’s financial crisis. Barack Obama ignored McCain’s invitation to join him and said he would show up for the debate as planned.

 Debate – He does show up. Both McCain and Obama both differed on foreign policy, spending, Iraq, diplomacy and who could best change Washington. The debate was at Oxford, Mississippi.


Business/Economy News – September 22,  2008

The House rejects a $700-billion emergency plan, causing the most devastating stock market collapse in 21 years, down 777.68 points.

Acting on unusual speed, the House approves funding for a $25-billion loan program to help the auto industry build more fuel efficient vehicles.

Congressional negotiators and the White House reach a tentative agreement on a $700-billion Wall Street bailout.


Technology News – September 22, 2008

Google unveils a cellphone that many believe could challenge Apple’s iPhone.  Look for the G1 phone in stores Oct. 22. It sells for $179.00.

Yahoo Inc. launches a much-anticipated upgrade on its online advertising system. The Apt ad platform, formerly known as Amp is intended to make it easier for advertisers and publishers to buy and sell display ads.


Entertainment News – September 22, 2008

 Passing – Actor/Philanthropist Paul Newman. He was 83.

Passing – Big band singer Connie Haines.


Music News – September 22, 2008

It’s announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during halftime at the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. He joins Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, U2 and the Rolling Stones in that status.

Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM is released from a Georgia Hospital after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash a week ago.

Rapper Busta Rhymes wins a court order allowing him to perform at a charity concert in Britain. Immigration officials stopped rhythms at London city Airport with his promoters saying they cited previous legal trouble in the United States.

After 40 years after the Beatles were banned from playing in Israel – Paul McCartney returns to play in Tel-Aviv.


Television News – September 22, 2008

Liberal Rachel Maddow debuts on MSNBC and her ratings weren’t that bad.


Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – September 22, 2008

Football (NBC) – Cowboys at Green Bay – 22.23

House – 14.77

60 Minutes – 14.59

NFL Pre-Game – 14.02

Fringe – 13.27

60th Annual Emmy Award – 12.34

America’s Got Talent – 12.23

Football Night in America part 3 – 10.92

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – 10.19

America’s Got Talent – 10.03

Two and a Half Men – 9.97

Bones – 9.84

NCIS – 9.70

Flashpoint – 9.67

NFL Postgame (Fox) – 9.57

Deal or no deal (Mon.) – 8.87

Criminal Minds – 8.72

CSI: NY – 8.10

Cold Case – 8.03


Top Pop Hits – September 23, 2008

SO WHAT?- Pink

LET IT ROCK- Kevin Rudolf fea. Lil' Wayne


I'M YOURS- Jason Mraz

ANGELS ON THE MOON- Thriving Ivory

HOT N' COLD- Katy Perry


Top Movies – September 22, 2002

Eagle Eye

Nights in Radanthe

Lakeview Terrace


Burn After Reading


Righteous Kill

My Best Friend’s Girl

Miracle at St. Anna

The Family That Preys

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