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Michael Jackson 1958-2009: TV News Notes

• ABC News will present a special “20/20″ tonight at 9pmET/PT. “The Life and Death of Michael Jackson” will be anchored by Barbara Walters and Martin Bashir. Walters will then anchor the 10pm special on the life of Farrah Fawcett.

• NBC has announced it is producing a 2-hour “Dateline” to “mark today’s tragic deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.” NBC News’ Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira will anchor the tribute beginning at 9pmET/PT.

• CBS News is preparing a Jackson special called “The Life and Death of Michael Jackson” to air at 10pmET/PT. Harry Smith anchors with “The Insider’s” Lara Spencer.

Keith Olbermann will pick up MSNBC’s coverage at 7pmET. David Shuster will pick up at 9pmET, in for Rachel Maddow.

• Fox News Channel’s plan:

-Now – Shepard Smith
-9pmET – Geraldo Rivera
-10pmET – Greta Van Susteren
-12pmET – Shepard Smith *Live*
-1amET – Greta Van Susteren *Live*
-2amET – (Midnight repeat)
-3amET – (1am repeat)
-4amET – (Midnight repeat)
-5amET – Fox & Friends *Live*

• HLN’s Showbiz Tonight live at 11pmET. Anchor AJ Hammer remains an anchor of CNN’s coverage until then.

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