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June 27th, 2009
06:57 PM ET

On the Roof

CNN's Don Lemon anchoring Saturday night from the roof of the L.A. bureau on the investigation into Michael Jackson's death. He turned on his camcorder to share the view.

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  1. waterwatcher

    I am OVER this 24 7 Michael Jackson for days and days.
    There is a whole world of REAL CURRENT HAPPENING NEWS that is NOT being covered.

    June 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  2. Melanie

    I am deeply distrubed by the comments of your Iranian viewers who are upset about your coverage of Michael Jackson's death. A large segment of America and the world is grieving over His loss. He died
    2 days ago! We have sympathetically supported the struggle and the news coverage of the situation in Iran for weeks. How dare you be so insensitive.

    June 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  3. Karina

    we turned our back on MJ when he needed us the most, now everybody wants to be his friend...shame on ya'll...!!!
    Michael, I love u always...

    June 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm |
  4. Dominique Guiha

    My name is Dominique Guiha,
    Michael Jackson was a major influence on me groing up i am now 34 years old and myself am a singer by nature i gru up on his music. when he first did his moon walk i was in elementary school and the next day the school when crazy there was Michael Jackson music playing non stop, people doing the moon walk. I just want to say my condolenses to the Jackson family. Do not greave Michael instead we should celebrate his life because for once he is at peace and besides as long as his music lives on he will live on through his music. My God Bless you Michael and may you finaly be at peace

    June 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  5. Michael Hans

    7:35 PM.....Dr Susan Steinbaum was an awesome source of information....good interview, great doctor....bring her back a lot the next few days....

    June 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  6. Mily

    I am a second third semester nurse student. On my first rotation of clinicals at a nursing home, I watched two codes happen. The attending nurse got on top of the bed of the patient and started CPR until the parademics arrived to take resident to the hospital, when the parademics arrived they continued to perform CPR while the patient was on the bed trying to revive her and start an IV line, so as you can see CPR is performed on the bed, right or not, I have seen it twice so far. I am as a student nurse, not learning this correctly after having watched an experienced nurse and parademics do so? Granted these patient were bed confined.

    June 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  7. Anne Druses

    I grew up with the music of Michael and his brothers then later with Michael as a solo artist. I always believed in him and I never wavered.
    He had an AWESOME spirit which is the product of a good SOUL. ..He had extraordinary talented and humility – a rare combination!

    Americans broke that spirit and now they are trying to reconnect to a son they discard. It’s all good though, he is smiling down at America as they give up the Love that he deserved when he was alive.

    There will never be another like him EVER!
    His Music will live on in my heart.
    RIP MJ.

    June 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  8. Alicia

    Don, I think you're fantastic. I always find myself tuning in and watching closely whenever you head newsroom segments. Michael Jackson's untimely death is so tragic, made worse because you get a sense that Michael craved love, but he was left wanting of it throughout his adult life. It made me sad to know that an individual whose music brought joy and laughter into the lives of so many on an international scale felt essentially alone. Two things have made me tear up, Don. Whenever I see footage of Michael Jackson as a young, talented boy with unparalled might and dynamism. And I also teared up when you interviewed Michael Jackson's friend and producer. He was raw with emotion and you didn't push or pry, and in doing so, you allowed viewers to absorb the moment. Well, done.

    June 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  9. amaswing

    WOW! I just watched the most obsurd clip titled "Families Hit Hard" on CNN presents. It was talking about a family "hit hard," (the Aikman's) due to the economic crisis. And how they have had to now down size and fire their personal trainer (and how dare I sa it, "Work out by themselves!") and make some cuts. They have the audacity to say how they have had so much anxiety due to the economy as they sip pour their wine in their top of the line kicthen with commercial stove and all. FAMILY IN CRISIS? There are families out their on skid row or in homeless shelters, that were TRULY hit hard by this economic crisis. HOW in the HELL could CNN even classify this as on the same page. There are kids out their without a roof over there heads. There are families out there with "REAL" anxiety about having to face the fact that they can't feed thier children. These people are stressing over the fact that they can't finish the $10,000 pond that they put in their backyard. My family has had to make some changes due to this economy, but I can thank my blessing everyday that I still have a roof over my head and I am able to provide for my children. But, these kind of times are a BIG wakeup call, that I should never cry and complain over such small and petty things. WHO CARES about all these material things when I still have my health and my family. So before you go on and whine about how bad you have it take a hard look at yourself and count all the blessings that you do have and realize that there are people out there that really need our help.

    June 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  10. Sandra White

    Michael Jackson has been a gift to our world. He was the greatest entertainer I have ever seen. We who love Michael will miss him dearly. No one will replace him and for the Diane Dimonds of the world, who live to make money by destroying his image I hope you experience what you put him and his family through. For what you send into the life of others will come into your own life.

    Michael Jackson gave the world love. May God be with him always!!!


    June 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm |
  11. Michelle

    I am heartbroken and so very sad that Micheal is no longer with us! Please Jackson Family, do not allow the powers that be to destroy Neverland! Just as Elvis has Graceland as a memorial to his life, please let us, his devoted fans, have Neverland so that the spirit and creative genius of the KING OF POP can be revisted by those of us who will never, ever, forget him. Thank God for his music and videos that will forevever remind us that we have lost a gifted treasure,... so misunderstood by a world full of cynics who could never appreciate the type of pure love for people that Michael offered. My prayers are with his mother and family. Please have a concert in Los Angeles in his honor because there are thousands of us that love Michael and WE NEVER CAN SAY GOOD-BYE! Rest in peace Michael!

    June 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  12. Crystal Merriweather

    Hello. My name is Crystal Merriweather.I"m 42 years old ,a resident of Jackson,TN and I must say that I am just litterally knumb since the news media revealed that Micheal Jackson had died.I am still reeling in shock.The world has lost a truly extraordinary unique entertainer and performer who was a phonominal genius of his craft far beyond his years. His genius intelect for creativity and originality was limitless as well as flawless.No one has been able to authenticate what Micheal Jackson has given to the world.I am proud to consider him my colleague because I am also a singer.I"m not famous like Micheal Jackson but I am a gospel singer.His legacy his music will live forever.Micheal Jackson was a good hearted humble person that was in a lot of pain from his childhood and through adolescense.He had a kind loving spirit .Especially for childeren.Maybe perhaps because he was still a child inside himself.My heart goes out to his family. My heart goes out especially to his childeren and parents.I will continue to lift them up in prayer during this time of sadness and bereavement. I have nothing but love and the upmost respect for the Jackson family. Sincerely, Gospel Singer Crystal Merriweather.

    June 29, 2009 at 2:15 am |
  13. mina dadvar

    Many Iranians living in U.S might be suffering from what can be called a complicated case of vicarious traumatization. Feelings of helpless rage, hypersensitivity, irritability , a deep sense of sadness and "witness guilt" also known as "bystander guilt" are frequently reported. These symptoms are remarkably similiar to PTSD. However, many also report a sense of pride, hope and unity, that I have not seen in decades.

    June 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

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