The Michael Jackson public memorial service will begin shortly and will have massive media coverage, it will also be televised for the many millions who can't see the memorial service in person at Los Angeles' STAPLES Center.
The Michael Jackson memorial service is set to be televised on all the major networks and cable channels. Jackson's memorial service is shaping up to be a televised media event unlike any funeral or special event before it.
The Jackson memorial service will be televised on at least seven different TV stations. The service will be televised starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, 10 a.m. Pacific. E!, MSNBC, CNN, TV ONE and the TV Guide network are all set to broadcast the Michael Jackson memorial service. ABC, CBS and NBC will also air the Michael Jackson memorial service live as well.
Websites like Hulu, Entertainment Tonight Online will also cover the service on a live stream, as will major news sites. Movie theaters across the country will also simulcast the event. To read more on the media coverage of the service click here.
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson will attend and perform. The complete list of all-star attendees also includes, Ron Boyd, Kobe Bryant, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Shaheen Jafargholi (a finalist on Britain's Got Talent), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith, Usher Raymond and Stevie Wonder.
Jackson, 50, died Thursday, June 25th, after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.
In a phenomenal, unparalleled career, Michael Jackson sold more than 750 million records, had 13 number one singles - more than any other male artist - and is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. His numerous other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records, including one for "Thriller" as the world's best-selling album of all time - 100 million copies and counting.