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CNN Coverage Plans for Michael Jackson’s Memorial


CNN will broadcast Michael Jackson’s memorial service live on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, on CNN, CNN International and Web users will also be able to share thoughts with others on Facebook while viewing the events on the live video player if they choose.

Anderson Cooper, Larry King, Don Lemon and Soledad O’Brien will host coverage live from Los Angeles, with Campbell Brown and Roland Martin anchoring live from New York, starting at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on CNN/U.S. and CNN International. CNN’s international bureaus will provide coverage of memorial events happening around the world. Kiran Chetry will anchor American Morning beginning at 6:00 a.m. (ET) live from Los Angeles.

Robin Meade, A.J. Hammer and Jane Velez-Mitchell will anchor live coverage for HLN, driven by perspectives on and analysis of the day’s developments.

CNN en Espańol will offer live coverage with Juan Carlos Arciniegas from Los Angeles and will then air a wrap-up special at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Panorama Mundial anchored by Patricia Janiot.

Online at, will provide special coverage of Jackson’s memorial service and all related events in their entirety through a wide variety of elements, including live streaming and on-demand video, in-depth articles, photo galleries, and special interactives. In addition, producers and correspondents will blog live from Los Angeles throughout the day. is once again utilizing Facebook Connect granting Internet users across the globe the ability to watch the memorial service live while communicating with their Friends on Facebook – and other Jackson fans around the world – without leaving the Live video player. Live begins live coverage starting at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with a special noon show before the complete live coverage of the memorial service begins at 1 p.m. (ET.) Additionally, will offer replays of the entire memorial service at 4 p.m. (ET) and 7 p.m. (ET.), the network’s user-generated online news community, continues to invite contributors to share their thoughts and memories of Michael Jackson, as well as submit and share their videos and photos.

CNN will provide live coverage to it radio affiliates and television affiliates worldwide.


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