Michael Jackson Marathon

Can't get enough Michael Jackson on TV? You're in luck:


* noon: VH1 Classic Jackson music video tribute runs through midnight Sunday.
* 7 p.m.: MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" featuring Michael Jackson music.
* 8 p.m.: TV One's "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" two-hour all-star concert salute.
* 9 p.m.: CNN's "Larry King Live" Michael Jackson tribute.
* 9 p.m.: ABC's special "20/20," "Michael Jackson: The Man and His Music," starting with his 1968 Motown audition tape.
*10:30 p.m.: VH1's "Michael Jackson: King of Videos" video tribute.

* 10:30 a.m.: E!'s "E! News Special: Michael & Farrah: Lost Icons" two-star mashup.
* 12 p.m.: TV One's "The Jacksons: An American Dream" five-hour miniseries tracing the singer's life. (Also airs tomorrow on TV Land at 2 p.m.)
* 7:30 p.m.: BET's "Forever the King: A Tribute to Michael Jackson" features recollections from celebrities and fans.
* 8 p.m.: CNN's "Michael Jackson -- Man in the Mirror" traces the singer's life from when he was a child prodigy in Gary, Ind.
* 10 p.m.: "Bio Remembers: Michael Jackson"

SUNDAY, June 28
6 p.m.: MTV2's three-hour Jackson music video marathon.
7 p.m.: TV One's "The Life & Times of Michael Jackson" one-hour documentary .
8 p.m.: "The BET Awards" features a Michael Jackson tribute.

MONDAY, June 29
* 8 p.m.: Fox's two-hour Michael Jackson-themed "American Idol" episode.

* 8 p.m.: MyNetworkTV re-airs "2006 World Music Awards" which feted the 25th anniversary of "Thriller" Album and awarded Jackson for selling more than 100 million albums.
* 10 p.m.: E!'s "E's Michael Jackson" one-hour documentary features home video and interview footage with family and friends.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  June 26, 2009; 3:13 PM ET TV News
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Since I don't know how else to contact you, I figured I'd comment here. You're right, Lisa, about The View's mistake in airing that pre-recorded "job-search" show today, but it's even worse than that. First, they're off for two weeks. New episodes of The View won't air again until Monday, July 13th. By that time, anything they have to say about Michael Jackson will be pointless. Also, today's show was actually a repeat. The original pre-recorded "new" episode was one where *cough* "psychic" *cough* John Edward was going to talk to audience members' dead relatives--a show deemed "unseemly" in light of the celebrity deaths yesterday. You'd think they would've just all shown up and done a real LIVE show given the news....but, alas, they want their time off, so even showing up was too much for them today.

Relevant, they're not.

Posted by: Matt1975 | June 26, 2009 6:09 PM

With so many more important things going on in the world - the economy, wars, etc. - the media is showing poor editorial judgement by leading with on-going, wall-to-wall coverage of Michael Jackson's death. Yes, he was talented. But he wasn't a god. Time to move on folks...

Posted by: bbahler | July 3, 2009 2:46 PM

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