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AC360° Associate Producer
Anderson is in Los Angeles today, where he’ll be looking into a number of developments in the Michael Jackson case.
A will drafted by Michael Jackson in 2002 divides his estate among his mother, three children and charities. What exactly is in his will and who are the executors? More answers tonight.
We’ll have more information on the medical investigation too. Last night his trainer told us he thought Jackson was in great shape – better than he’d seen him in 15 years. How could he be rehearsing one day and be so near death the next?
LAPD detectives are interviewing an unknown number of doctors who treated or prescribed medication to Michael Jackson as they continue their probe into the pop star’s death. Many have speculated that Jackson may have been on a number of prescription drugs. Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be on to tell us more about ‘celebrity doctors’ - private practitioners who prescribe meds to the stars. What kind of regulation is in place to determine just how many prescriptions someone can have?
And who is Joe Jackson? So much is being said about his influence on Michael’s life and his role in his son’s stardom and breakdown. So what is his background? We continue to see him all over the place, making some bizarre comments about his son. Is there a rift with the rest of the family? Randi Kaye is out in LA and will bring us more on the patriarch of the Jackson family tonight.
And today was the deadline for American troops to leave Iraqi towns and cities. Iraqis marked the deadline with celebrations and street festivals, but there are still fears of renewed violence.
Michael Ware is in Baghdad and will tell us exactly how the arrangement is supposed to work and what role U.S. forces still will play in the country.
This handover comes as a new CNN poll confirms that nearly three-quarters of all Americans support the plan to withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns and wouldn’t support a move to send U.S. troops back if the violence increases.
A Yemeni airliner carrying more than 150 people from Yemen to the island of Comoros crashed into the Indian Ocean early today. One toddler has been recovered alive. At first, Comoros officials said there were no signs of survivors, but then the rescuers found the young child. How did that happen? We’ll bring you all the details tonight.
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