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Wednesday
May192010

Here is the News Futures calendar and Program Pack for June 2010. Keep checking back for updates.

President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House

Start of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Albeit this is the least of his problems, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan faces an Article 32 hearing today, to determine if there is sufficient evidence for a courts-martial proceeding against him.

Motor vehicle sales figures for May are released

NBC-TV with the season premiere of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, and LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN.

FOX-TV with the season premiere for HELL’S KITCHEN.

If you are considering the purchase of Newsweek Magazine for your portfolio, today all non-binding bids are due.

On Oxygen, season premiere of DANCE YOUR ASS OFF, hosted by Mel B

Georgia “runaway bride” Jennifer Wilbanks pleaded “no contest” to faking her own abduction, five years ago today.

U.S. Air Force pilot Scott O’Grady was shot down over Bosnia 15 years ago today. He was rescued six days later.

Trial start for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on racketeering, conspiracy, and related charges.

Chain store sales for May are released. Representing 10% of total retail sales, it is seen as an indicator on how the overall retail number, to be released later in the month, will perform.

May unemployment figures released at 8:30am ET

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Conference National Convention in Washington, DC

Semi-finals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Washington DC.

World Environment Day

At Yankee Stadium, Miguel Cotto and defending champion Yuri Foreman meet for the junior middleweight title.

The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, which will not feature either of the two winners of the previous two Triple Crown jewels.

National Trails Day

National Cancer Survivors Day (www.ncsdf.org)

TLC with the premiere of the reality series KATE PLUS 8. Yep, that Kate.

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

In San Francisco, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

NBC-TV with the season premiere of LAST COMIC STANDING, and the premiere of the mystery drama series PERSONS UNKNOWN, starring Alan Ruck.

U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O’Grady, whose fighter jet was shot down by Bosnian Serbs, 15 years ago today.
CMT Music Awards

International trade figures for May released

In Nashville, start of the 2010 CMA Music Festival

Retail sales figures for May released

A Nevada Supreme Court panel hears oral arguments on pending appeals by O.J. Simpson and a co-defendant convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery, and other charges stemming from that 2007 hotel room heist.

The United States soccer team with its World Cup opener vs. England in Rustenburg, South Africa.

Deadline for Spirit Airlines pilots to reach an agreement with management on a new contract before legally calling a strike.

Former President George H.W. Bush turns 86 today.

UFC 115, which will feature a match between Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

HBO with the 3rd season premiere of TRUE BLOOD

Flag Day

Court hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray in Los Angeles, charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson

In NYC, the 14th annual Webby Awards

In England, the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the 1972 killings of 13 civilians by paratroopers in Londonberry, is finally due. Launched by PM Tony Blair in 1998, the inquiry lasted until 2004, with over 900 witnesses, at a cost of nearly $300 million.

Bravo with the premiere of a new season of Top Chef, set in Washington DC.

Housing starts for May released

TV Land embarks on original scripted series, with the premiere of HOT IN CLEVELAND

Consumer price index numbers released for May

Opening round of the 2010 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links California, with live television coverage for the first time scheduled to extend deep into prime time, including 11pm on Saturday night and 9pm ET for the final round Sunday night.

In Utah, Ronnie Lee Gardner, who killed attorney Michael Burdell during an escape attempt during a court hearing in 1985, will be put to death by firing squad today.

At the Universal Orlando Resort, opening of the new attraction “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

World Cup Soccer match between the United States and Slovenia.

The last possible day of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals.

In Omaha, NE, start of the 2010 College World Series

Father’s Day

On ABC-TV, series premieres for THE GATES and SCOUNDRELS

First day of Summer, with the season officially kicking in at 7:23am ET

Wimbledon Tennis Championships begin in England.

Existing home sales figures for May released

ABC-TV with the season premiere of WIPE OUT, and series premiere of DOWNFALL

TNT with the series premiere of MEMPHIS BEAT

In London, the World Barista Championships.

Scheduled sentencing date for terrorist Najibullah Zazi, convicted of plotting to bomb the NYC subway system during rush hour.

New home sales figures for May released

The Fed announces whether they will raise interest rates.

In San Francisco, opening of the annual Black Film Festival

World Cup Soccer match between the United States and Algeria.

ABC-TV with the series premiere of ROOKIE BLUE

In NYC, the U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit, where world leaders gather to discuss how to better work together to solve the world’s problems.

At Madison Square Garden in NYC, the 2010 NBA Draft begins

Durable goods sales figures for May released.

Gross Domestic Product for May released

The 11th Annual Take Your Dog To Work Day

The NHL’s Entry Draft in Los Angeles

War broke out in Korea, North vs South, 60 years ago today.

The charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco, 65 years ago today.

National HIV Testing Day

CBS-TV with the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, live from the Las Vegas Hilton, hosted by Regis Philbin

HBO with the season premieres for both ENTOURAGE and HUNG.

BET Awards, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba, 10 years ago today.
FX with the 6th season premiere of RESCUE ME, as well as the series premiere of the comedy LOUIE.
James Franco returns for another guest stint on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL

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