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MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

WEINSTEIN ARRAIGNMENT

New York City – 9:30a ET

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned in

connection with his upcoming criminal trial. Weinstein is also expected to be in court as

an appeals court rules on a motion to move his trial out of New York City. Prosecutors

say the new indictment won’t result in additional charges and shouldn’t delay his

September 9th trial.

US OPEN

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadow - Corona Park

The 138th US Open tennis championships get underway in Queens, NY today. Novak

Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are defending champions.

LIMITS ON BANK LOANS TO RUSSIA TAKE EFFECT

The Department of Treasury is limiting certain bank loans to Russian starting today.

The move is part of sanctions issued after a Russian father and daughter were the target

of a nerve agent attack in the UK. Sergei Skripal is a former Russian military officer who

worked as a double agent for the UK’s intelligence service. He and his daughter survived

the attack.

MTV VMAS

8PM Eastern - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

MTV may not show videos anymore but they still have an award show for them. The

36th annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco will be

held in New Jersey tonight. Performers include Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Camila

Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalia, Shawn Mendes and Michael Jackson Video

Vanguard Award recipient Missy Elliott. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the

nominations with 10 each.

PENCE

6PM Eastern, Anderson, South Carolina

Vice President Mike Pence travels to South Carolina tonight to attend Rep. Jeff

Duncan’s (R) Faith and Freedom BBQ.

BASEBALL ON TV

On this date in 1939, the first Major League Baseball game was televised. The Cincinnati

Reds played a doubleheader at the Brooklyn Dodgers, winning the first 5-2 but losing

the second 6-1.

AVENATTI

11:30AM Eastern - Ronald Reagan Federal Building, Santa Ana, CA

Michael Avenatti is back in an LA court room today for a pre-trial conference, Avenatti

is charged with filing bogus tax returns to fraudulently secure $4 million in loans from a

Mississippi bank and embezzling a client's settlement funds.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

In the US, today is Women’s Equality Day. Women were given the right to vote August

26, 1920 when the 19th Amendment was certified.

ESPN THE MAGAZINE THE BODY ISSUE

Online today ESPN is releasing photos and videos of what is to come in the magazine’s

last print version of their popular “The Body” issue. The magazine will hit newsstands

September 6th.

NATIONAL DOG DAY

Give rover an extra treat today. It’s National Dog Day, bringing attention to the plight of

animals and encouraging adoption. It is celebrated annually on the date founder Colleen

Paige's family adopted their first dog, Sheltie, when she was 10-years-old.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

The Conference Board is out with the Consumer Confidence Index for August at 10AM

Eastern.

POMPEO AMERICAN LEGION

At the American Legion’s 101st National Convention Secretary of State Mike Pomepo

speaks at 11:50AM Eastern.

CMA AWARD NOMINEES

The final nominees for the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (CMA

Awards) will be announced this morning on ABC's 'Good Morning America.’

AVENATTI

11:30AM Eastern - Ronald Reagan Federal Building and US Courthouse

Michael Avenatti’s California based trial begins today. Avenatti is charged with filing

bogus tax returns to fraudulently secure $4 million in loans from a Mississippi bank and

embezzling a client's settlement funds.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 PUBLISHED

The 65th edition of the book of records comes out today. 'Guinness World Records' latest

version will feature new and updated records plus never-before-seen photography. The

book has sold over 130 million copies in over 100 countries worldwide.

CESAR MILAN

Cesar Millan, the Mexican-American dog behaviorist best known for his show 'Dog

Whisperer with Cesar Millan' turns 50 today.

AARON PAUL

Actor of Aaron Paul, American actor best known for his award-winning portrayal of

Jesse Pinkman in 'Breaking Bad' turns 40 today.

‘THE AFFAIR’ FINAL SEASON BEGIN

The fifth and final season of the steamy and intriguing HBO drama starts tonight at

9PM Eastern. Actress Anna Paquin joins the cast.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

2020 DEBATES QUALIFICATIONS

Today is the last day for democrats running for the White House to qualify for

September and October’s presidential debates. Candidates must receive 2% or more

support in at least four national polls, or polls conducted in the early-voting states of

Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and/or Nevada.

HACIENDA INCAPACITATED BIRTH

11:30AM Eastern - Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, AZ

Nathan Sutherland has a court hearing today. He’s the nurse accused of raping a woman

who has been nonverbal and incapacitated most her life. She gave birth last December at

Hacienda CealthCare in Phoenix. Nurses there weren’t aware she was pregnant.

WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN US MEAT AND POULTRY PLANTS

Human Rights Watch releases a report today on workers’ rights in US meat and poultry

plants. HRW argues that the Trump Administration has lowered standards in an

industry known for high rates of injury. The government is lifting caps on maximum

slaughter line speeds.

WORLD’S LARGEST TOMATO FIGHT

In Bunol, Spain, they expect twenty-thousand people to turn out for the world’s largest

tomato fight known during the La Tomatina festival. The fun has been going since

World War II in honor of Bunol’s patron saints St. Louis Bertrand and the Virgin Mary.

COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS

The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (CMA’s) will be announced on Good

Morning America. The awards show will be in Nashville November 13th.

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

The 76th Venice International Film Festival opens today with Hirokazu Kore-eda's

('Shoplifters') drama 'The Truth' ('La Verite'). One big highlight from the festival

includes the world premiere of Todd Phillips' 'Joker', starring Joaquin Phoenix.

MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH RULED A HOMICIDE ANNIVERSARY

It’s been ten years since the Los Angeles County coroner ruled Michael Jackson’s death

was homicide caused by “acute propofol intoxication.” His doctor Conrad Murray was

convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

HOLLYWOOD 50

A couple of big names in Hollywood turn 50 today. Jason Priestley of 'Beverly Hills,

90210' and Jack Black, the American actor and musician known for his roles in 'School

of Rock' and 'Kung Fu Panda.’ Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and author of “Lean In” also

turns 50.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

ECONOMY - GDP

8:30AM Eastern

Revised growth figures for Q2 are released this morning by the Bureau of Economic

Analysis. Last month's advance data showed that the annual rate of real GDP was 2.1%

in Q2.

TRUMP TAXES

9:30AM Eastern

The National There is a motions hearing in the Trump v. House Ways and Means case.

President Trump is attempting to block the committee from obtaining his financial

documents.

HOME SALES

The National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales for July.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LABOR DAY

The US Chamber of Commerce gives its annual Labor Day briefing. They will outline the

top economic and workplace issues for businesses, including regulations and pending

legislation.

STAR WARS THEME PARK

'Star Wars' fans have had this day circled on their calendars for quite some time.

Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida

today. The 14-acre themed attraction, Disney's largest ever single-themed land

expansion, includes 'Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance', the longest ride ever at a Disney

park.

ATOMIC BOMB

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union testing its first atomic bomb,

codenamed 'RDS-1' by Moscow or 'Joe 1' by the US (in reference to Stalin). Joe-1 was

based on the design of the American plutonium bombs dropped on Hiroshima and

Nagasaki in Japan in 1945.

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTS

Today is a day to raise public awareness and education about the effects of global

nuclear weapon tests, and to promote an end to nuclear testing. The UN General

Assembly will commemorate the day.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

ECONOMY

Commerce Department releases personal income and outlays for July.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DISAPPEARED

Today marks a day to bring worldwide attention to the fate of people whose

whereabouts are not know. People who are imprisoned in foreign places and under poor

conditions.

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

Telluride, Colorado

The 46th Telluride Film Festival begins today. It’s the only film festival that announces

its program the day before it opens and charges the press for entry, yet still attracts

high-profile guests

SHERYL CROW

Sheryl Crow releases her 11th and “final” studio album today. It’s a collection of

collaborations entitled, 'Threads’ and includes a duet with Johnny Cash on the song

'Redemption Day'. Other artists include Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh and Keith

Richards.

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