July 7, 2009
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Charles   July 7th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

No, I did not watch any of the coverage. His death was important, but not important enough to be hogging all news channels a week later. There are many other stories that are more important now (like the riots in China).

Bruggen Marc   July 7th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

He meant something in the music industry and it is very sad that he died .But in another part of the world a young woman died (Neda), whom was on the street for her rights and her freedom and I think that is much worse.

I hope that the world will not forget the struggle of the Iranian people .

Bye bye from Belgium.

Vic Benedicto   July 7th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

gosh, if only they gave him all this show of love/affection/support
when he was alive..............................

Bayo Adelabu   July 7th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

Was moved to tears by MJ’s memorial service. But thought you'd love to know, the name of the boy who sang the song ‘Whose Loving you’ is Shaheen Jafargholi. he’s 12 from Wales. He was a hit on the recently concluded ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

Jayne   July 7th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

When he was 10, I was 22 he was a beautiful little boy who turned out to be multi talented, very sad that one so young has died. A ftting tribute to him today but only in Ameriac would they parade a 10 year child to state whate a great parent her father was. I shall remember MJ as a great entertainer & a tremendous humanitarian.

Julia Frampton   July 7th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

Thank you CNN!!! I was watching Michael Jackson's memorial and would like to thank you for your efforts to see it on CNN!!!

Michael is a LEGEND!

Respectfully: Julia Frampton from Bulgaria

Ahmed Joseph Edward Mineto   July 7th, 2009 9:00 pm ET


As one of the fan of MJ, I must say the memorial service was breathtaking and seeing Paris praising his father, completely made me shade tears.

Michael will continue to live in our hearts. His death should never put a fullstop in his achievements. And so, I think it will be appropriate if all the singers will unite and host the same show he wanted to perform in London in honor of MJ.

This will be the biggest gift ever,especially for his kids and fans all over the world.

I love you Michael and May your soul find peace!

Ahmed Joseph

Fawad   July 7th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

yes i did.And I'll never forget it.

Lisa   July 7th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

I am sick of every channel showing Michael Jackson. It was OK when he died, but it keep going on for weeks. Many important people dies during this period. Idiolized a weirdo is sickening.

Fawad   July 7th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

@Charles Michael is like a prophet for music lovers.His death is no less important than death of a Pope,etc. I hope media will continue covering Michael's death. So much is left to reveal about his death. I just can't believe after Anna Nicole's and Ledger's death, he died the same way.It's shocking.

steve wilson   July 8th, 2009 1:22 am ET

With all due respect to the "king of pop", I watch CNNI to see the news, and this story, while it certainly deserves coverage, should not eclipse your REAL mission for more than a minute or two per hour ,at most. As others have observed, there are hugely important stories in Iran, China, Russia, Honduras, Afghanistan, Iraq ..., right now, that also deserve and require our attention. There are already too many taped shows and specials on CNNI (really sad in my view). Do a special, run it as such, when nothing else of historical importance is happening and leave the entertainment stuff to others. Don't allow CNNI to displace the few remaining serious international news programs in favor of duplicatative coverage accessible from virtually all of the typically irrelevant sources.
P.S. Also, I don't want to know what people "tweeted" about this storry or other stories as a general rule. I'm thrilled that its possible but its NOT news. It is the job of news professionals to sort through the source material, including viewer reports and input, and decide what contributes to a more profound understanding of current events.

mike from whangaruru, nzl   July 8th, 2009 1:51 am ET

So grateful for Michael Jackson. The Memorial today was lovely. If you dont like MJ or the amount of coverage, so be it, but it doesn't diminish my view of him at all. My message to you guys is just soak it in cos like any other special event in this worlds history, it goes quickly. Just savour this moment and be part of the worlds celebration and mourning of a true legend. You'll be better for it :).
Thanks Michael Jackson for fulfilling and sharing your talents and your great heart. You were "the best you could be!"
Arohanui. Rest in Peace brother 🙁

mike from whangaruru, nzl   July 8th, 2009 2:01 am ET

Forgot to say "Thanks CNN!" Great coverage. I chose to watch the service from your station – was the best.

Please know your amount of coverage of The King is justified. There is only one opportunity to do this. MJ is an icon, legend and great spirit.

On that note, much love to the Iranian people. We still hear your cause – be strong...keep going...Ill pray for you.

But please understand also that i have to at this time mourn and celebrate this great man who contributed to my happiness and fond memories in my life. Since his death and all the coverage over the last week, ive come to learn and 'get' and "know" him even more. Im am now awed at Michael's great great heart! I cant help but to believe MJ was one of our Heavenly Fathers 'Choicest' spirits.

Much love brother

Alan   July 8th, 2009 2:52 am ET

Most of the people need to step back and see what nonsense is being said about mj. People die everyday. He aint your brother, sister, ,mother, son or father. He is just another person. Anybody cry for the thousands dead in iraq or the victims of the recent flooding.

Flogging his daughter on stage, just cheesy and dramatic.

CNN equally foolish for showing this nonsense, especially larry king. Tomorrow on larry king we will interview MJ gardener and garbage collector. Did Michael like his lawn and what did he throw away.

Global Thinker   July 8th, 2009 11:37 am ET

I sat down and disciplined myself to watch it from the beginning to the end. It was hard work to discipline my attention and keep it focused on what was being said and done throughout the whole memorial. It was work, but I did it.

TIRDAD GHARIB   July 8th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Good evenning Dear Hala and everyone ,I did sat down and Watch part of It And I will Always Remember The great songs And Dance That He has done ,Its time for him to rest in peace, I bid You Fare well

nelson Caves   July 8th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

Well MJ was the king of pop not the KING of the world, was like the world stop and only MJ was important, as an american living in madrid I was asshame, Iran, China, Tegucigalpa, nothing else was important

Mabruuk Kabadhe   July 8th, 2009 3:47 pm ET

Although it's difficult day to see that world loss great person for the modern fans,
May looking back in memory , i was scheduled my time to watch the MJ Memories ceremony through CNN and give my time to share millions around the world this valuable feelings. and this is what i can to give MJ Our thoughts and prayers are with MJ we love him For MJ

Mubruuk Kabadhe
Amsterdam Netherlands

Oyinke (from Warri, Nigeria)   July 8th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

Thank you CNN for worldwide outreach of his Memorial.

Indeed a megastar that strode this planet has transited. I thank God for placing me among countless others to share in the music, entertainment and life of Michael Jackson. May his epoch-making and life-changing contributions to global society (G-Indeterminate) duly favour him before the throne of the King of Kings.

Olabanji Ayodele (Lagos, Nigeria)   July 11th, 2009 2:04 pm ET

Michael is an Icon and he can't be forgoten in an hurry!! I pray that God give him eternal rest!!! Also, I appreciate the CNN A-Z coverage of the burial may the Company continue to soar higher. Many thanks also goes to Larry King, who gave audience to Michaels' longtime friends on his programme "Larry King Live" on CNN.

Sam   July 26th, 2009 2:30 am ET

I was busy watching Iranian youth get killed and beaten to death on the streets of Tehran and other major cities in Iran.

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