Live Coverage Of Michael Jackson Memorial Service

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OK leaving now for Staple Center. Will update again once there.

Ok on scene at 8:18 Crazyness personified.

8:27 Photo tribute on Staples big screen outside. Vendors selling hoards of t-shirts. So many different kinds of people everywhere.

8:38 Looking at free memorial program they handed out at entry. Nicely done.

8:47 It seems like there is about as much media passes as there would be, if not more, for a super bowl. Human Nature just finished playing in background.

9:00 At seats right by stage. AEG took care of us. The Jackson family is at Forest Lawn right now.

9:05 Al Sharpton here at Staples. They just put casket in hearse. LAPD does not want that info out. Oops.

9:23 Jackson Family along with casket is on way.

9:30 Smokey Robinson shaking hands with one of the Jackson family's Ministers. Motorcade and helicop escort on way with casket to Staple Center.

9:37 Kim Kardashian and her mom just sat down. Nice view for me when she sat down. Trying to keep it light people.

9:48 They are testing lights. MJ's body is here. Pulling into Staple Center.

9:54 Am I the only person here who is not family wearing black and a suit to boot? Media peeps dress too lax.

10:00 Magic Johnson came in. The crowd went nuts for Kobe Bryant.

10:08 Larry King and Barbara Walters. Soundchecking instruments. Getting ready to start.

10:12 Asked to clear aisles. About to bring in casket.

10:14 Diana Ross statement by Smokey was classic. Nelson Mandela as well.

10:17 Queen Latifah looks very pretty. Sad look on her face. :(

10:18 Usher walked in wearing shades.

10:19 Jackson family about to be walked in.

10:22 Jackson fam gets standing ovation as take seats.

10:24 Good shot of Janet all in black with shades.

10:27 Prince Michael hands Janet his program. Children sitting next to Katherine.

10:33 Casket coming out was a surreal moment. Were the gloves touching or tacky?

10:40 Would Mariah do anything else then I'll Be There? Shrieks n tears from crowd. Not sure you can hear it on tv. That was Trey Lorenz right?

10:44 Queen Latifah went off cue of the prompter a few times. Nicely done.

10:47 Everyone has written down what they are going to say but a teleprompter is up with what they are going to say.

10:49 Lionel Ritchie, baby.

10:54 Berry Gordy is gonna be while I think. Long history with MJ.

11:02 Great speech by Berry.

11:04 Great video tribute. Went over well.

11:07 Stevie Wonder was, is, and always will be the man. Truth.

11:16. Magic n Kobe's house is now Michael's.

11:20 Jennifer Hudson, girl thank you.

11:25 Rev. Al Sharpton speaks. I see people heading to the bathroom. WTH?

11:30 Al was kinda loud wasn't he? He made a good point to Michael's children.

11:33 John Mayer. Human Nature baby Loved John's performance. No microphone needed.

11:38 Brooke Sheilds was. The first one to cry? Wow. 1st female but still.

11:47 Jermaine soloing on Smile eh? Well allright.

11:51 Friends of family MLK IIi speak.

12:05 World Humanitarian Award. No matter what you say, he was a humanitarian.

12:10 Usher's Performance is everything you thought it was.

12:14 Smokey Robinson was heartfelt and funny. This Is Not It.

12:18 Well dayum. Brit's Got Talent for sure.

12:24 The Family joining for a "We Are the World", including his children.

12:27 Looks like "Heal The World" will be it for the memorial. Will see if I can get more for you.

12:37 The Jackson brothers speaking about Michael.

12:40 Paris almost broke my heart. If I had one. Sad.

Comments (13)
  1. Must have been something to have been there..? Very cool updates, thanks x
    Incredibly sad but fantastic memorial. So many tears shed today eh?
    I think the family made the right choice and did a wonderful job in putting this together.
    Loved loud Al and the congress lady, all the tributes were indeed beautiful, everyone so brave but OMG when Magic basketball guy was paying tribute and praised everyone but his old man..was a bit uncomfortable, talk about a kick in the bo**ox..
    We’ve had the horriblest weather where I live, heavy rain, black skies, thunder and gloom, sooo depressing, after days of heatwave but literally as the event finished and prayers were said, the most beautiful rainbow appeared in the skies.
    Now I’m not religious, but it was a pretty celestial moment.
    Sorry for rambling, but I’m an emotional woman, I’m allowed!
    RIP MJ x

  2. A moving service with a lot of emotion. Glad u had a good seat Doc F and look forward to more inside details.

    RIP Michael

  3. I am crying my eyes out doc,

  4. Dr, this is excellent coverage. I felt like I was with you throughout your report. I had to tape the coverage cause I am at work so thank you so much for this. As an MJ fan, it means a lot.

  5. Your minute-by-minute updates are better than the crappy feed I’m getting at work. Thank you, Doc!

  6. Where are you in relation to the stage?
    What is the crowd shouting?

  7. Thanks for the updates Doc — CNN feed keeps freezing up –

  8. :( ty for the updates

  9. Nice job on updates… Keep it up!

  10. Thank you, love

  11. Thanks so much for the updates, its too late anyways, they showed them loading the casket in the hearse on CNN.

  12. I look forward to reading what you blog, Dr. F. I decided not to watch any of the coverage.

  13. Can we do an on-air phoner with you?

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