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Posts Tagged ‘Joe Jackson’

The Ticker: King, Couric, Bartiromo…

> Joe Jackson talks with Larry King tonight in his first live interview since the death of his son Michael Jackson. Tonight at 9pmET on CNN’s Larry King Live.

>Katie Couric will interview Pres. Obama at the White House tomorrow. The interview will focus on healthcare reform, and other major issues. The interview will air on the Evening News tomorrow night as Couric anchors from Washington.

> Next Monday, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo hosts “Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Healthcare.” The 9pmET special assembles some of the biggest names in the industry and government to advance the conversation and propose solutions.

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ABC News’ Michael Jackson Special Takes Third to All-Star Game, ‘Law & Order’ Re-Run

After spending $200,000 for year-old video of Joe, Katherine and several third generation Jacksons, ABC News’ “Primetime: Family Secrets – The Jackson Family: Life After Michael” finished third in its time slot last night, averaging 6.1M Total Viewers. A “Law & Order SVU” rerun on NBC came in second at 10pmET with 7.2 million. The MLB All-Star Game on FOX won the night.


The special used about 10 minutes of up to 40 hours of video recorded for a Jackson reality show that never materialized. ABC paid $200,000 to license the video from Xonger Global Entertainment Network, to whom ABC gave an on air credit just about every time the video appeared. Anchor Chris Connelly also got a new sit-down interview with Joe Jackson late last week which ABC News has been airing on several programs.

The “Family Secrets” special added 4 million viewers from its lead-in and topped its newsmagazine competition, CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery,” by 9% in Total Viewers and by 29% in A18-49. The special also added nearly 1M viewers from its first half-hour to its second (5.6 million to 6.5 million).