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California / Jackson Molestation Trial / Jackson Interview #785197

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Santa Maria, California: Ted Rowlands) The week ahead in Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial previewed; details given of the expectation of a ruling on whether prior sexual abuse allegations will be admitted as evidence and about testimony last week involving fingerprints on pornographic magazines; courtroom sketches shown. [Court observer Jim MORET†- comments on the trial.] [In “Keep Hope Alive with Rev. Jesse Jackson” radio interview, voice of Michael JACKSON – declares his innocence; explains why he showed up at court in pajamas; speaks of a pattern among black luminaries.] Prosecutors’ plan to call comedian George Lopez to testify noted.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped in-studio interview held with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson about Michael Jackson’s conspiracy theory. [Jesse JACKSON – says he believes Michael is innocent; suggests people may be after his catalog of music; says Michael feels persecuted.]

Lin, Carol;
Rowlands, Ted

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