Dateline: Week Of October 1, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Debate – Vice presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Sarah Palin go at it. They fought over taxes, military strategy and which party could build America.
The House of Representatives approves the $700-billion Wall Street bailout, setting in motion the largest government intervention in the financial system since the Great Depression.
Barack Obama issues a sharp assault on Republican John McCain’s healthcare proposal, arguing it would lead to higher taxes for some families and knock as many as 20 million people out of their current insurance plans.
Mahir Ahmad Mahmud Zubaydi - an Al Qaeda in Iraq leader suspected of executing a Russian official and orchestrating a recent wave of bombings in Baghdad – is killed by U.s. forces in a shootout.
Bombs rip through the end of Ramadan in Baghdad, killing at least 24 worshippers.
Sen. Joe Biden takes a break for the campaign and bids farewell to a son leaving for military duty in Iraq.
A jury convicts O.J. Simpson of armed robbery and kidnapping.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg had decided to try to reverse the term-limits law he has long supported so he can seek a third term as mayor of NY.
Technology News – October 1, 2008
Apple says it will lift the iPhone software nondisclosure agreement that had prevented them from discussing the process of creating programs for the device.
Sports News – October 1, 2008
Former Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry is arrested following an alleged cocaine deal.
Business/Economy News – October 1, 2008
The stock market continues its plummet – plummeting 800 points or 7.7% - fallowing below the 10,000 level for the first time in four years.
Coca-Cola agrees to distribute Hansen Natural Corp’s Monster – the bestselling energy drink in the U.S. – in Europe, Canada and some U.S. States.
Entertainment News – October 1, 2008
Paris Hilton is everywhere in the media – so it seems, promoting her new MTV reality show, “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.”
“Shrek the Musical” – based on the film and the characters in William Steig’s book, will get preview performances Nov. 8 at the Broadway Theater.
Music News – October 1, 2008
Phish – the Vermont-based band popular in the late 1990’s into this decade, will reunite for shows in March in Hampton Va.
Rapper Jaz-Z urges his fans to register to vote and to vote for Barack Obama.
CD Sonics below par – that’s what many are saying about Metallica’s new album “Death Magnetic.” Many fans want a new, improved version to be released.
Nick Reynolds – Founding member of “The Kingston Trio.” He was 75.
Television News – October 1, 2008
Rosie O’Donnell will emcee an hour-long variety show on NBC next month. Look for “Rosie’s variety Show” on November 26.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – October 1, 2008
Dancing with the Stars – 21.34 million viewers
Desperate Housewives – 18.68
Grey’s Anatomy – 18.47
Dancing with the Stars (Tue.) – 18.30
NCIS – 18.03
Sunday Football (NBC) – 17.34
CSI: Miami – 172.3
Criminal Minds – 17.01
Dancing with the Stars; Results – 15.87
The Mentalist – 15.60
Two and a Half Men – 14.88
C SI: NY – 14.59
Survivor: Gabort – 13.05
60 Minutes – 12.59
House – 12.38
The OT – 12.17
Brothers & Sisters – 12.03
Top Pop Hits – October 1, 2008
HOT N' COLD- Katy Perry
LET IT ROCK- Kevin Rudolf fea. Lil' Wayne
ANGELS ON THE MOON- Thriving Ivory
WHATEVER YOU LIKE- T.I.
IN THE AYER- Flo Rida fea. Will.I.Am
SO WHAT- Pink
PAPER PLANES- M.I.A.
GOTTA BE SOMEBODY- Nickelback
GIVES YOU HELL- All American Rejects
I'M YOURS- Jason Mraz
WITHOUT YOU- Hinder
KEEPS GETTIN' BETTER- Christina Aguilera
IT'S OVER- Jesse McCartney
SITTIN' AT THE BAR (BARTENDER SONG)- Rehab
CRUSH- David Archuleta
MONEY HONEY- State Of Shock
WOMANIZER- Britney Spears
BETTER IN TIME- Leona Lewis
THE BUSINESS- Yung Berg
Top Movies – October 1, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (debut this week – takes in $29 million)
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Nights in Rodanthe
Burn After Reading
An American Carol