1. ABC’s Primetime Crime The Michael Jackson Crime Investigation 07/29/09: From the death of Michael Jackson last month to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe in 1962 to hip-hop kingpin notorious B.I.G. in 1997 to the 1981 death by drowning of Natalie Wood and the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office serves as more than a medical examiner’s office — it’s Hollywood’s psychic stopover between glamour and the grave. The Los Angeles County Coroner has a history with celebrity deaths. “The L.A. County coroner’s office is the busiest office in the United States,” said David Campbell, who worked there for 20 years, rising to the rank of captain of investigations and spokesman, before retiring in 2005. “On average, it’d be fair to say, 15 to 25 bodies a day would come into the coroner’s office.. They’re the most technologically advanced coroner’s office in the world,” said Brad Schreiber, author of “Death in Paradise: An Illustrated History of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.”
2. CNN’s Larry King Live Friday 7th of August 2009: First interview with Jermaine Jackson since the passing of brother Michael (historic)
3. VH1’s The Making Of “This Is it” 01/24/2010: Documentary of the making of this final show that never was for Michael. The 30-minute special will take viewers behind the scenes of the making of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” tour prior to his untimely passing. The special, taken from footage from the critically acclaimed film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” will also include additional new content not previously seen in the blockbuster film. The special and music video premieres mark the first time that significant footage from the film will be broadcast on television. Both premieres will be simulcast on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia.
4. The Grammy Awards 01/31/10: An amazing Michael Jackson Tribute. So much emotion came from the Michael Jackson tribute during the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (January 31). Lionel Richie — Jackson’s longtime friend and “We Are The World” collaborator — introduced the set, saying Michael “dared to believe that he could make the world a better place.” As the performance began, we heard the timeless icon’s voice talk about the how he hated pollution and destruction of the earth. The recording led into Jackson’s “Earth Song.” Usher followed up MJ’s vocals, walking onstage singing, “Did you ever stop to notice/ All the blood we’ve shed before etc then Michael’s voice came back in. Behind the performers was a mini-movie, which was featured in the concert film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” playing on huge screens. The film was in 3-D, and you could see celebrities in the audience such as Beyoncé and Rihanna wearing 3-D glasses. “What about flowering fields?” Carrie Underwood came out singing. “Is there a time?/ What about all the dreams/ That you said was yours and mine?” Jennifer Hudson then joined in, and Smokey Robinson came next. As the song ended, they all turned, with their backs facing the audience, to look at photos of the late Jackson on screens that hung above the stage. Jackson’s children, Prince Michael and Paris, accepted a Grammy lifetime-achievement award for their father after the performance. “Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity,” Prince said. “Through all his hard work and dedication, he has helped many charities and donated to all of them. Throughout his songs, his message was simple: love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world. Thank you. We love you, Daddy.”