UPDATED: Nine will screen a special Michael Jackson The King of Pop, a 90 minute special at 7:30pm Saturday. More info as it is supplied.
Channel Nine will air a tribute special, Michael Jackson – The King of Pop, live from 7.30pm. Hosts Karl Stefanovic and Richard Wilkins will present a 90-minute celebration of the extraordinary life of the world’s most enigmatic pop star, featuring all the highlights of his career, his best performances, and lots of rarely seen interviews.
Karl and Richard will cross to Nine reporters, Peter Stefanovic at the Harlem Apollo Theatre in New York (where a very young Michael Jackson first performed), and Leila McKinnon, in LA, with all the latest developments from Jackson’s home town.
The (unrelated) movie Are We Done Yet? airs at 9pm.
On Sunday Liz Hayes has a story in 60 Minutes.
The Life and Death of Michael Jackson
It was a life of ultimate extremes. Michael Jackson’s highs were the highest. A musical genius who, at the peak of his power, was the greatest-selling performer of all time. But the lows couldn’t have been lower: a tortured personal life, financial ruin and the rock-bottom humiliation of child abuse allegations. From the moment he emerged as a child star at the age of 11, Jackson’s rollercoaster existence captivated the world. His death at the age of 50 has again riveted attention on his troubled brilliance. Liz Hayes reports from Los Angeles on the life and death of the undisputed king of pop.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: Stephen Rice, Phil Goyen