Source: TV NBC – By Chris Jansing
July 7, 2009
It was surreal, anchoring the memorial service for Michael Jackson. His death was such a shock; the global outpouring of grief was extraordinary.
I was living in Los Angeles then, and the rented house where he died became a necessary stop for the ubiquitous bus tours of “homes of the stars.” Immediately, the airwaves were filled with tributes to the musical genius of Jackson. Friends and experts talked about his formidable influence on dance and on fashion. (Along with millions of others, I coveted that red leather jacket from Thriller).
And yes, there were discussions about the lingering questions, in spite of Jackson’s acquittal on child molestation charges. His death reminded us why Jackson was once the biggest star in the world.
I’ve kept my copy of the program from the memorial and it’s filled with photos. Michael and George…
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