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MSNBC Buys the Rights to “Living with Michael Jackson”

MSNBC_6.27.jpgMSNBC has bought the rights to “Living with Michael Jackson.” First aired in the U.S. on ABC, British journalist Martin Bashir, who now works for ABC News as an anchor of “Nightline,” spent eight months with Jackson in 2002-’03. It is one of the most intimate looks at Jackson’s life; as the pop star goes on a lavish Las Vegas spending spree, climbing his “giving tree” at Neverland Ranch, and taking part in an interview that would lead to his arrest, trial and acquittal for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy.

ABC News has been using portions of the special over the last few days. It’s not known if they will have to cease using the clips now that MSNBC has the rights to the special.

“Living with Michael Jackson” aired Saturday night and will air again tonight at 7pET, 8pET and 11pET.

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