Week of May 15, 2004
In the face of more criticism, the Army says that it has overhauled interrogation
procedures fused for Iraqi detainees. It will no longer use techniques such as
placing hoods over the heads of prisoners or forcing them to stand naked.
A suicide car bomber assassinates the president if Iraq’s Governing Council as
his vehicle waited to enter the headquarters of the U.S. occupation.
Pentagon officials say 37 is the number of detainee deaths in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Eight are unresolved homicides that may have involved assaults
during or after interrogations.
The home and office of onetime U.S. ally Ahmad Chalabi are raided. Chalabi was
rousted from his sleep. Computers and documents were carted away.
Music news -
Las Vegas -
cancels five more
shows of her nightly Caesars Palace
performances after spraining her neck earlier
Looks like they’ll be a new telephone directory -
listing cell phone users. The database is being
assembled by the Cellular Telecommuications
and Internet Assn. Look for it later this year.
With her facing a prison sentence - “Martha
Stewart Living” will be put on hiatus after this TV
season winds up.
- On Jay Leno’s “Tonight”
show - First Lady Laura Bush says the President
reads newspapers daily.
Passing - News anchor Floyd Kalber (79).
Ready to go - Regis Philbin will emcee “Super Millionaire” on ABC beginning
Sunday night. The show offers a $10 million prize.
Elizabeth Vargas will replace Barbara Walters when she exits “20/20” in
Week of May 15, 2004
The “Frasier: finale was seen by 25.2 million people - about half the nearly 52.5
million who watched the final “Friends.”
Monday night television
CBS - Yes, Dear, Still Standing, Everybody Love Raymond, Two and a Half
Men, CSI: Miami, Late Show
NBC - Fear Factor, Las Vegas, the restaurant, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC - Motown 45, Super Millionaire, Nightline
UPN - Eve, Half & Half, Girlfriends,
Fox - American Idol, the Swan
WB - 7
Heaven, The WB’s Superstar USA
PBS - Colonial House, Six Wives of Henry VIII, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
Disney - Sister, Sister, Lizzie McGuire, Kim Possible
Motown 45 - Appearing - Backstreet Boys, the Four Tops, Macy Gray, Nick
Lachey, Smokey Robinson. Hosted by Lionel Richie and Cedric the Entertainer.
David Letterman - Antonio Banderas,
Jay Leno - Rodney Dangerfiled, Slipknot.
At the movies -
Breakin All the Rules
Man on Fire
13 Going on 30
New York Minute
Laws of Attraction
Kill Bill Vol. 2