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Broadcasters jump on Jackson docs

Since Michael Jackson's death on Thursday, most news and music channels have featured ongoing coverage, mainly devoted to interviews with stars talking about their thoughts and memories of the mega-star. But, into this week, channels in the US and the UK will be running specials and quick turnaround docs about M.J.
June 29, 2009

Since Michael Jackson’s death on Thursday, most news and music channels have featured ongoing coverage, mainly devoted to interviews with stars talking about their thoughts and memories of the mega-star. But, into this week, channels in the US and the UK will be running specials and quick turnaround docs about M.J.

On Thursday night Fox announced that it would preempt its regular dramatic programming tonight (Monday) to repeat the American Idol Michael Jackson special where the top 13 from last season performed songs from his catalog.

In the UK, Sky News produced two docs on Jacksons death for Sky1 and Channel Five that aired on Friday.

NBC announced that it will run an hour-long version of Living with Michael Jackson, the interview/documentary by Martin Bashir that originally aired in 2003 on ABC in the States. Jackson accused Bashir, at the time, of casting him in a disparaging light.

Meanwhile, E! Entertainment has announced a one-hour quick turnaround doc about Jackson that will air this Wednesday.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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