Jackson Specials on TV This Weekend
Michael Jackson video marathon: VH1 Classic is broadcasting a weekend-long marathon of programming with an emphasis on videos. Through Sunday, VH1 Classic. Two related stations, MTV and VH1, are also featuring Jackson programming through the weekend.
"E! News Special: Michael & Farrah: Lost Icons": This 30-minute special chronicles the lives of two stars — Jackson and Fawcett — who died Thursday. Premieres 10:30 a.m. Satuday, E!
"True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson": A two-hour version of E!'s signature celebrity show. 11 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday, E!
"Bio Remembers: Michael Jackson": This profile includes interviews with Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, La Toya Jackson and more. 10 p.m. Saturday, Bio Channel
"Forever The King: A Tribute To Michael Jackson": BET News special explores Jackson's career, life and legacy. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, BET
"On the Record with Greta Van Susteren": Special Jackson edition airs live from Los Angeles. Van Susteren will be investigating the cause of his death, speaking to his friends, and more 9 p.m. Saturday, Fox News Channel
"Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror": CNN news documentary explores the performer's life. 8 & 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, CNN
"The Jacksons: An American Dream": The 1992 five-hour miniseries documents the progression of Michael Jackson's career from childhood stardom. Noon & 7 p.m. Saturday, TV One. The same special airs at 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday on TV Land.
"The Life & Times of Michael Jackson": A one-hour documentary produced by the TV Guide Channel. 7 p.m. Sunday.
"BET Awards '09": The previously scheduled awards show, to be hosted by Jamie Foxx, is undergoing "a total overhaul," according the Associated Press, which reported the show is being retooled as a tribute to Jackson. The telecast is being lengthened, performers are being added to the lineup (including Usher and Justin Timberlake) and additional guests are expected to attend. Preshow, "106 & Park: Live from the Red Carpet," 6 p.m. Sunday; awards 8 p.m. Sunday.
"American Idol": The Fox reality show airs an encore performance from this past season, with contestants focusing on MJ's material, including Adam Lambert on "Black or White." 8 p.m. Monday, Fox.
"Michael Jackson": A documentary produced in cooperation with the Jackson organization, it includes home videos, new and archival interviews with Jackson, his family and friends. Premieres 10 p.m. Wednesday, E!