This program is about 1 hour long
(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.]
(Studio: Anderson Coooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) What the autopsy will look for to determine the cause of Jackson's death, whether he was taking prescription drugs, the confusion about his medical problems & treatment discussed. Other material: [Voice of family spokesman Brian OXMAN- talks about the medications & abuse of Jackson.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Jackson's career as a performer reviewed; photos & performance video shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The arrests of more protesters in Iran; the Supreme Court ruling in the Arizona school strip search case of teen Savana Redding; South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's admission that he saw his mistress in Argentina on a government-funded trip; the death of actress Farrah Fawcett from cancer reported. Anderson's meeting with Michael Jackson when he was 10 discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Report introduced.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The strange life of Jackson reviewed; scenes & photos shown from the Neverland ranch, his whitening skin, holding his baby over the balcony, wearing masks; details given about the first molestation charges, his marriages & divorces to Lisa Marie Presley & Debbie Rowe, his trial & legal bills. [In videotape, JACKSON - denies charges; lauds sharing love.]
(Studio: Anderson Coooper, Jeffrey Toobin) Jackson's child molestation trial that started with the prosecution playing a documentary in court, about the people around him, his unhealthy relationship with children, his business acumen in buying the Beatles catalog & his stalled career discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Coooper) Live discussion held with Rev. Al Sharpton & Jackson family attorney Debra Opri about Jackson's death; photos shown. [SHARPTON - gives his reaction to learning about the death; talks about Michael's commitment to doing big things & how he was a trail blazer; notes how he borrowed from other entertainers.] [OPRI - talks about the Jackson family.]