Week of March 15, 1998
Iran says it has cracked down on Iraq’s Illegal oil shipments.
Sgt Maj. Gene McKinney , once the Army’s highest-
ranking enlisted man, is demoted one pay-grade and
reprimanded for obstruction of justice, concluding his
sexual-misconduct court martial.
Vice President Al Gore unveils more than 200 proposals to
improve the Internal Revenue Service, including a
provision for “emergencey tax refunds” in one business
day for hardship cases and new technology to route taxpayer phone calls more
How high is high? - Earthlink, Amazon and 6 other Internet stocks have watched
their prices reach record highs - all speculation. Amazon finished the week with
a market capitalization approaching $1.9 billion, despite the fact that the
bookseller has never had profit and posted sales of $148 million last year.
Sports - Good-bye O’Malley - Big news this week is the LA Dodgers have been
sold for $311 million to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox group. Walter O’Malley has been
associated with the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers since he bought a controlling interest in
Prominent athletes and sports figures will join President Clinton on ESPN to
discuss and promote a national racial dialogue. Session is scheduled for April 14.
Kathleen E Willey appears on “60-Minutes” this
week saying she had been groped by President
Clinton and had corresponded with the chief
executive after the alleged 1993 encounter. The
interview helped propel the show to the top of this
week’s ratings.
Burger King introduces a 99-cent menu “Great
Tastes” hopefully to lure customers into making
bigger purchases. The value menu includes the
Whopper Jr. sandwich, a five-piece Chicken
Tenders entrée, a bacon cheese-burger and medium-sized orders of French
fires, soft drinks, milk shakes and onion rings.
“Great Tastes” is also a stab at rival McDonalds.

Week of March 15, 1998
Entertainment - “Rugrats” - the popular Nichelodeon cartoon series, is becoming
a comic strip. Look for it in newspapers April 5.
Actor Christian Slater is released from jail after serving
59 days on battery and drug charges. His good behavior
cut down a 3-month sentence.
TV News - Basic cable movie sets new record - USA
Network’s premiere of a new “Moby Dick” with Patrick
Stewart and Gregory Peck draws almost 6 million viewers.
Voice actors for the Simpsons want raises. All
make under $35,000 per episode but want
$100,000. Voices include Nancy Cartwright ,
Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner,
Harry Shearer and Yeardley Smith.
Looking up - ABC-TV’s “Drew Carey’ show hits its second highest rating ever
“Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place”, a new comedy which follows Drew Carey,
scored the biggest opening night show since “Spin City.”
Drew Carey is hot - ABC is close to finalizing
negotiations with Drew Carey to host and executive
produce a summer version of the British series “Whose
Line Is It Anyway.” Looks like six episodes will be ordered.
Top TV -
60 Minutes - 28.75
Seinfeld - 25.88
Tounced by an Angel 22.24
Friends -22.16
Just Shoot Me - 21.27
Veronica’s Closet - 20.67
Drew Carey - 2.48
ER - 19.73
Home Improvement - 19.01
Home Improvement #2 - 18.01
Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place - 17.94
20/20 - 16.65
PrimeTime Live - 16.59
Dharma & Greg - 16.52

Week of March 15, 1998
20/20 (Mon.) - 16.51
Top syndicated shows -
Wheel of Fortune
Home Improvement reruns
Jerry Springer
Oprah Winfrey
Seinfeld reruns
Entertainment Tonight
X-Files reruns
Wheel of Fortune weekend
Imagination III
Journeys of Hercules

Week of March 15, 1998
Saturday night TV -
CBS - Dr. Quinn Medicine Women, The Magnifcent Seven, Walker, Texas
NBC - TV Censored Bloopers ’98, The Pretender, Profiler, Saturday Night Live
ABC - Nothing Sacred, ABC News Saturday Night
Fox - Cops, Cops, America’s Most Wanted
WB - Hercules: The Legendary
Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess
Nick - Angry Beavers , Rugrats, All That
(Is), Broken Record, The Wonder Years,
Happy Days
MTV, Mariah’s Spring Break Luah, The
Grind, Jerry Springer Spring Break

Week of March 15, 1998
Censored Bloopers - With Dick Clark and Suzanne Whang.
Xena - Xena and Gabrielle battle Caesar and evil spirits.
Jerry Springer Spring Break - Springer is in Negril Jamaica for all the action.
Radio news - After nearly a decade with Westwood One, Casey Kasem jumps to
Chancellor’s AM/FM Radio Networks where he will reclaim the “American Top
40” show name.
Music news -
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Welland will make his first TV appearance with
his solo band. Look for him on David Letterman’s show April 3.
Van Halen is underway with third lead
singer Gary Cherone . Look for a new
album and a world tour. Cherone was the
one out front for the Boston band
Rapper Puff Daddy - just off his hit with
Sting, is working with another classic
rocker - Jimmy Paige. They’ll collaborate
on a track for the Godzilla soundtrack.
Pop charts this week in 1998 -
Getting Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
Nice & Slow - Usher
My Heart Will Go - Celine Dion
What You want - Mase/Total
No No No - Destny’s Child
Swing My Way - K.P. & Envyi
How Do I Love - Leann Rimes
Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
Together Again - Janet
Déjà vu (Uptown Baby) - Lord Tariq & Peter
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Are You Jimmy Ray? - Jimmy Ray
Too Close - Next
Too Much - Spice Girls
I Don’t Ever Want To See You Again - Uncle Sam

Week of March 15, 1998
Top Modern Rock -
Given To Fly - Pearl Jam
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) - Green
Clumsy - Our Lady Peace
My Hero - Foo Fighters
I Will Buy You A New Life - Everclear
How’s It going to Be - Third Eye Blind
Brikc - Ben Folds Vie
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
The Way - Fastball
Dammit (Growing Up) - Blink 182
Top Rap -
Déjà vu (Uptown Baby) - Lord Tariq/Peter
Swing My Way - K.P & Envyi
Get At Me Dog - DMX/Sheek of the Lox
What You Want - mase
Gone Till November Wyclef Jean
Getting’ Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
Romeo and Juliet - Sylk-E Fyne/Chill
Make Em’ Say Uhhh! - Master P
Father - LL Cool J.
Dangerous - Busta Rhymes
All My Love - Queen Pen/Eric Williams
Top albums this week in 1998
Let’s Talk About Love - Celine
Titanic - Soundtrack
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet
Charge It 2 da Game - Silkk
The Shocker
My Way - Usher
Yourself or Someone Like You
- Matchbox 20
Yield - Pearl Jam
Love Lways - K-Ci & JoJo

Week of March 15, 1998
Wedding Singer - Soundtrack
1998 Grammy Nominees - Various artists
Spiceworld - Spicegirls
Come On Over - Shania Twain
Big Willie Style - Will Smith
Harlem World - Mase
No Way Out - Puff Daddy * The
The Book of Secrets - Loreena
This Fire - Paula Cole
Anytime - Brian McKnight
Tubthumper - Chumbawamba
Sevens - Garth Books
The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
Levert. Sweat.Gill - LSG
Top hits in Britain -
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Brimful of Asha - Cornershop
Frozen - Madonna
Ballad of Tom Jones - Pace
Doctor Jones - Aqua
Truly madly Deeply - Savage Garden
You’re Still The One - Shania Twain
Angels - Robbie Williams
Unforgiven II - Metallica
Show Me Love - Robyn
Top Country -
Round About Way - George Straight
Little Red Rodeo - Collin Raye
She’s Gonna Make It - Garth Books
The Day That She Left Tulsa (In A Chevy) - Wade
Nothin’ But the Taillights - Clint Black
Just To See You Smile - Tim McGraw
What If I Said - Anita Cochran/Steve Warnier
You’ve Got To Talk To Me - Lee Ann Womack
I Never Stop Loving You - David Kersh

Week of March 15, 1998
Top movies this week in 1998 -
The Man in the Iron
U.S. Marshals
Good Will Hunting
The Wedding Singer
The Big Lebowski
As Good As It Gets
Dark City
L.A. Confidential
The Borrowers
The Apostle
Caught Up
The Wings of a Dove
Dangerous Beauty