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Jackson Death #937467

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 25, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Pop star Michael Jackson's death reported; scenes shown of the body on a stretcher & of crowds gathering in several places. [Brother Jermaine JACKSON - announces Michael's death from cardiac arrest.]

(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Jackson's musical career reviewed; scenes & photos shown of him singing with the Jackson Five boy band, going solo, "Thriller" album videos, the strange look, his ranch Neverland, later albums; details given about child molestation charges, his marriages to Lisa Marie Presley & Debbie Rowe, hanging the baby over a hotel balcony. ["People" magazine Peter CASTRO†, biographer Randy TARABORRELLI†, entertainment correspondent TOURE†, former MTV correspondent John NORRIS†, friend Uri GELLER†- comment on Jackson's talent, life, the iconic look, his changing weird look, the Neverland symbolism, the young boys, his skin, his loneliness.]

(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Jackson's plans for a performance comeback noted. [Before his fans, JACKSON - announces his final curtain call in July.]

(Studio: Anderson Coooper) A statement from family spokesman Brian Oxman about his medications quoted.

(Los Angeles: Ted Rowlands) The gathering crowd at the hospital where he died after being brought from his Los Angeles house shown. [Voice of Los Angeles coroner Fred CORRAL†- recounts what happened to him.] The routine police investigation of the death discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Coooper) CNN's coverage of Jackson previewed; scenes shown from outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem. [A young & an older JACKSON - comments on his music & recording & the sadness of his life.]

(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Live phone interview held with singer Sheryl Crow about Jackson; inset of Crow singing a duet with Jackson. [CROW - reacts to the news of his death; comments on singing with him, his creativity, the "real moments," his talent, heartbreaking childhood, the pressure of his tour/comeback.]

Coooper, Anderson;
Rowlands, Ted

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