Michael Jackson and the Discovery Channel
Earlier today, a friend sent me a link to this article. Apparently, the Discovery Network was planning a special called Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson. Just today they decided to pull it (or postpone it indefinitely), due to a lack of cooperation from the coroner’s office, the outcry from the Jackson estate, and “the commencement of legal proceedings.” Of course, there was protest from the fans, including a petition of over 9000 signatures opposing the airing of the show, which was supposed to include a reenactment of the autopsy. The petition is here. The letter from the estate is here.
I don’t watch much TV these days, but I remember the Discovery Channel as a network for learning about science and occasionally watching animals either kill or have sex with each other. As I searched their site, I learned that a lot has changed. A search for Michael Jackson on the site makes no mention of the show, and information for scheduled shows only goes to January 13. The show in question was scheduled for the 14th.
Oh, and I guess I should leave this here.