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June 28th, 2009
04:45 AM ET

Coming up in the CNN Newsroom...

Troop drawdown: U.S. combat troops are scheduled to begin pulling out of Iraq's main cities and towns this week. We'll have a report from CNN's Michael Ware.

"The Basijis are waiting for them:" Amnesty International says Iranians wounded in the violent aftermath of the June 12 presidential election are being seized at hospitals. We'll have an update from CNN's Reza Sayah.

Jackson's doctor talks to police: We're monitoring developments in the Michael Jackson case. Will there be a second autopsy?

Find out in the CNN Newsroom with Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

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  1. Doria


    While I agree that it was a tradegy that Michael Jackson's life was cut so short but wasn't there other news and deaths this past week? Korea, Iraq, the loss of Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett. Could CNN not give them the same acknowledgement?


    June 28, 2009 at 7:16 am |
  2. Norman Russell

    What is Michael Ware drinking.? CNN should apologise to its viewers for broadcasting such hate speech as news.

    June 28, 2009 at 8:22 am |
  3. Mark Viera

    Ijust what to sa) thatno one in the world has brought people together from all races like Michael Jackson just look at the people at the Appolo theatre may his legacy live on and his soul rest in peace.

    June 28, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  4. Merabeth Lurie

    I find it hard to respect a man who has 4 young sons and choses to spend Father's Day in the way Gov. Sanford spent it...aside from the way he spent it.

    June 28, 2009 at 8:48 am |
  5. JOJO

    It is a sad day when any parent has to bury a child.

    This includes everyone from Michael Jackson, to the last soldier killed in any war.

    I challenge CNN, Larry King and Anderson Cooper to spend/give as much air time in honoring our brave fallen soldiers as they have this weekend reporting the death of Michael Jackson.

    Everyone is a star in somebody's eye.

    June 28, 2009 at 8:58 am |
  6. Andy

    As a Colombian born Canadian citizen, I was surprise on the mistake on your segment this morning. The captured spelled Columbia rather than Colombia, when stating about President Obama meeting with President Uribe. Although, there are more important issues to attend, when is the US going to separate the city vs the country? Thanks

    June 28, 2009 at 9:08 am |
  7. michael armstrong sr.

    without our troops in iraq the people there are going to get bored and more then likley start shooting and blowing each other up because were not there to play with any more i say lets get the heck out of there and dont look back let god sort it out .

    June 28, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  8. Dr. Brenda O'Brien

    If the Cardiovascular MD is giving Demerol, and other drugs to Michael Jackson, and knows the outcome could be cardiac arrest, where was the Defibrillator when the Cardiac arrest occurred? And CPR on the floor....we know the victim belongs on the floor.

    June 28, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  9. Richard Ridgely

    OVERKILL,STOP, QUIT, ENOUGH,UNCLE, 24/7 MICHAEL JACKSON CRULE PUNISHMENT TO YOUR VIEWERS !!!! CNN learned Nothing from the OJ overkill news cycle. WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO GET AS VIEWERS !!!!!! Thankfully there are other channels which have NON MICHAEL JACKSON NEWS.

    June 28, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  10. Jerica

    Billy Mays is dead!!!! Your show is coming on soon and i thought you should cover this story.

    June 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  11. Patti

    I guess someone needs to tell CNN that Billy Mays died this morning. There is nothing about it on the home page, but Michael Jackson stories are under every tab, from news to health.

    June 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  12. Peggy Mann

    Micheal Jackson was OFF THE WALL. When they accussed him of all those things he should have told them to BEAT IT, and BILLY JEAN, she was not his lover, but BEN was truely his friend and it did'nt matter if he was BLACK OR WHITE, to Micheal it was like ABC, 123. WE ARE THE WORLD in Micheals eyes. Micheal Jackson was truely a THRILLER. RIP 06/25/09

    Written by Peggy Mann

    June 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  13. Kim Hatchell

    My question for MJs "doctor is why was he doing CPR on the bed, everyone knows that compressions are ineffective unless on a hard flat surface. I've been teaching life saving skills for 18 years & listening to the 911 call I almost fell off my chair in disbelief that his "doctor" and a cardiologist at that, did not move him to the floor. Everyone who is CPR certified should know this, maybe the good doctor was not.

    June 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  14. Alberto Ramos

    Would like to heard some real news like news from Honduras or from South Africa (soccer finals) not so much of Jackson, you guys make him out to be a good which we know he is not!!!!

    June 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  15. Denise

    My condolences go out to the McMahon and Fawcett families while I can personally relate to the loss of Michael Jackson. Although his life was not perfect, his gift was not squandered. Artistry and creative genius resulted in moves and music that will be imitated for generations to come, and his work for the common good and humanity will long be remembered by those who were impacted most.
    Hopefully there are some rising stars who will adopt some of the local and global causes where people are suffering and children are dying due to ethnic discrimination, greed, and political oppression. Michael's legacy will rise above the negatives and the good he did for others will prevail. He raised the bar musically through his messages and video productions that I hope others will strive to surpass. We need more messages that make sense.

    June 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  16. Mary

    Billy Mays is the perfect example of how unsafe those overhead bins are on planes. People are shoving so much junk into those bins, bags that are stuffed near to exploding, all sorts of extra junk so that passengers and flight attendants have a very difficult time even getting them shut. The fact that the bins can be opened during flight and also can pop open with a good thug, allowing the contents to spill out, be thrown around, drop down on other passengers and flight attendants is ridiculous, so dangerous, careless and now deadly.

    The number of times I have witnessed people pull out their bags from above, obviously forgetting how heavy they are and losing control of them, allowing them to drop down on passengers shoulders, heads, arms, whatever is scarey. I nearly got an ice skate blade to the head when a college team boarded the plane. The kids were flinging those skates overhead into the bins unaware of the tight surroundings. A flight attendant friend had a carry on case drop from above, onto her head and she, other than being irritated, thought she was OK also. It took one day for her to realize something wasn't right. Her neck was injured by the impact, ending her career but also being rejected by the company docs upon landing saying there was nothing wrong with her.

    Make the bins into drawers under the seats instead and make them lock solid when backing away from the gate and unlocked when arriving at the gate. Doesn't matter where they are, they make boarding a nightmare and disembarking the same. Get rid of them and the luggage fees.

    June 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  17. Joyce Jacoby

    Don Lemon stated that Michael Jackson was the most famous entertainer in the world. That is a bold and arrogant statement. Michael Jackson was human and also had failings. He was evidently a drug addict with a whole entourage of enablers, just like Elvis. His family certainly had to have known about this. He was never allowed to have a childhood because he was the golden goose that the family used for money. I would be willing to bet that there will be a freeforall within the family over the money. I am sorry but I donot feel this family deserves sympathy for a tragedy in which they were very prominant in creating

    June 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  18. robert

    may- be your president will get something right i don't think so we need a change we can believe in not this so called (something) not my president.

    June 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  19. Jacqueline Bostic

    I am very dissapointed with your coverage of the death of Michael Jackson. He is Dead. If you can not find something that gives the viewer information about his accomplishments, then you don't need to say anything. You keep bringing on Haters who can only talk about challenges which he faced; people who used his generosity and concern to misuse him and sue him. These airheads who think they know more than God need to keep their thoughts to themselves. You have not trashed Farrah Farcett or Ed Mc Mahon. Why are you trashing Michael Jackson. He does not deserve this kind of hate and sickness that seems to prevade your media industry. You always want to make a point or grandstand. Believe me many of your viewers will not write you they will just flip the switch and not turn you back on. I don't watch Fox Television because of their racist and unpatriotic talk about the President of the United States. You may be next on my list if you aren't more careful about what you present on your programs. Stop the Hate. Learn to be Postive.

    June 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  20. Carly

    We would like to see more positive coverage on Michael. His talent is worth celebrating for a few days!!!

    R.I.P. MJ.

    June 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  21. Michael Noel

    As a ParaMedic in the state of Pennsylvaina, I can't understand a few things...
    1) Why with a doctor present, why was CPR performed on a bed? Anyone with even the basic medical backround knows,CPR should be performed on a hard surface.....
    2) why, if any ACLS protocal life saving medications, were they giving or not giving prior to the ambulance showing up on scene??
    3) according to Pennsylvaina protocal, arriving on scene to any cardiac arrest call, ACLS ( Advanced Cardiac Life Support) medications are giving and transport to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible for the " Golding Hour" is critical... Would like to know why were the on scene for aprox. 45 minutes when the hospital was aprox. 5-10 minutes away? It might of had a different outcome if he was transported to a facility who could have performed a higher level of care???????

    June 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  22. Sharon

    When I see what is happening in the world I am amazed at the poor coverage CNN gives to vital issues. The way CNN reports the news on a daily basis is very much like the news coverage the state run media in Iran reports on the important events that take place in their country. Is CNN an independent news agency or a state run agency that continues to campaign for the liberal agenda? I do not watch CNN because I am sick of the spin and bias coverage.

    June 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  23. Margot

    CNN has seriously jumped the shark! You seem to have forgotten what the middle 'N' stands for. Before Michael Jackson's untimely death, it was Iran – all day long. Your "Breaking News" tweets were remarkably unnewsworthy but this seemed to be your story du jour. Since Thursday, it has been all Michael – all day, every day. I grew up listening to the Jacksons and Michael Jackson's music was a part of my life. His talent is undeniable and his impact on the music industry was profound. However, for CNN to follow this story and only this story all day Friday and for the majority of the weekend is inexplicable. Almost nothing new has been revealed since he died on Thursday and anything that has come up could have been covered in an update. Enough is enough. Michael was a very bizarre figure in has latter years and his family and 'friends' are an opportunistic bunch who are loving the limelight. Divert the spotlight from them and get back to the news. This is going to turn into a three ring circus if folks like you enable them.

    June 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  24. Nikki

    Can anyone confirm the rumors that Jordan Chandler is recanting his molestation accusations? It is being said that court documents in an abuse case against his father state this.

    June 29, 2009 at 8:46 am |
  25. G. Miller

    PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL AND LET HIM REST IN PEACE. You bring in people who you know do not like him and let them talk all day long about what was wrong with him; nothing about what he achieved or the numerous generous acts he did for people, especially sick children. You guys gave him no peace when he was alive ; he is dead and you are still hating him. WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Farrah's son is in prison, she is dead. Why isn't anyone talking about what landed him in jail. ENOUGH OF MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 am |

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