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Dateline: Week Of November 1, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Last minute campaigning – Ohio is the hotspot - Barack Obama travels across Ohio in last-moment campaigning.

Gov. Sarah Palin has some advice for Tina Fey at a rally in Columbus, Ohio – “Get ready for four more years in the role.”

Joe Biden links McCain with George Bush – saying McCain would continue current economic policies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger joins John McCain in Ohio.

Al Gore campaigns for Barack Obama in Florida. He urges voters to take nothing for granted – that every vote counts.

 Barack Obama is elected the nation’s 44th president to become the first African-American to claim the country’s highest office.

Election night TV coverage drew some 71 million viewers.

President-elect Barack Obama gets his first classified national security briefing and accepts an invitation to meet with president Bush next week and names a White House Chief of staff. That person is Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill).

 

Technology News – November 1, 2008

Craigslist says it was taking steps to prevent people from posting classified ads for prostitution and other illegal activities after reaching a pact with more than 40 states and U.S. territories.

The FCC approves the largest ever expansion of wireless Internet access – backing a plan to allow a new generation of devices to use the empty airwaves between television channels to go online.

 

Entertainment /Celebrity/Media News – November 1, 2008

 Passing – Michael Crichton – creator of Jurassic Park and ER – and book author and – you name it. He was 66.

Porn stars such as Sasha Grey are landing in mainstream films! There’s also Katie Morgan – but the pioneer in porn-to-mainstream is Tracie Lords back in the early 1990’s.  

Passing – Author Studs Terkel.

 

Music News – November 1, 2008

Passing – Shakir Stewart – succeeded Jay-Z as head of the hip hop music label Def Jam recordings. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 34.

Pink performs on the CBS Early Show. Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis perform on David Letterman.

Catch Donny and Marie at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

 

Television News – November 1, 2008

Sen. John McCain appears on “Saturday Night Live” one more time – hoping to change some viewers minds.

Did you see Monday’s “Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008” on NBC?

 

Top Movies – November 1, 2008

High School Musical 3

Zack and the Miri Make a Porno

Saw V

Changaling

The Haunting of Molly Harley

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

The Secret Life of Bee

Max Payne

Eagle eye

Pride and Glory

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