Michael Jackson died on Thursday June 25, 2009. This video shows how various news outlets reported on this tragic event…
Footage featured here includes breaking news report of Michael Jackson’s death from BBC, Fox News, CNN and NBC; video of MJ’s body being transported from his home; Randy Jackson’s press conference; and the front covers of the New York Daily News, New York Post, New York Times, Newsday, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times.
Check out this comedy skit with Bill Cosby and the Jackson 5 from their 1971 “Going Back to Indiana” TV special.
The “Going Back to Indiana” special celebrated the Jackson 5 concert in their home state of Indiana. This is one of the skits from the special which features Bill Cosby as a news reporter going into the group’s bedroom for an interview. While the reporter says that the interview happens at 4 o’clock, Michael Jackson quips that it is not supposed to happen at 4 in the morning.
Check out this rare video of the Jackson 5 performing a musical comedy skit at Disneyland in 1974.
This was filmed for the TV special “Sandy in Disneyland” starring Sandy Duncan. The video starts out with the members of the group lining up. After which, Michael Jackson goes up the deck and they do a song and dance performance of the song “When I Was a Lad” from the musical HMS Pinafore.
Check out the intro for the Jackson 5 cartoon series from the 1970s.
This cartoon series, officially titled The Jackson 5ive, ran on Saturday mornings on ABC from September 11, 1971 to October 14, 1972 (for a total of 23 episodes). The voices on the shows were provided by voice actors, but the singing was all done by the Jacksons themselves.
In this clip from his 1993 interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson talks about the meaning of his life and legacy.
The interview starts off with Oprah asking Michael Jackson about how it feels when he is up on stage performing for thousands of people. The conversation then touches on topics of spirituality and how MJ wants to be known for at this stage in his career.
In this lovely tribute, Michael Jackson accepts Diamond Award honors at the World Music Awards London in 2006.
The video starts off with Beyoncé Knowles introducing Michael Jackson along with some information regarding his album “Thriller”. A short tribute clip is then given to The King of Pop. He then performs “We Are The World” with a choir of teens.
Don’t miss this video from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards where Michael Jackson dances on stage with NSync.
This VMA show aired on September 6, 2001. Michael Jackson’s appearance was surprise to the audience, as he had not been nominated for any VMA awards that year. The VMAs have a “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” given for lifetime achievement in music videos.