Monday, July 06, 2009

CNN Coverage Plans for Michael Jackson’s Memorial

CNN will broadcast Michael Jackson’s memorial service live on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, on CNN International, CNN/U.S. 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 PM ET on CNN International and CNN/U.S. CNN’s international bureaus will provide coverage of memorial events happening around the world.

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 on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM ET with a special midnight show before the complete live coverage of the memorial service begins on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 1 PM ET Additionally, will offer replays of the entire memorial service at 4 PM ET and 7 PM 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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