June 30th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/30/09

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Tonight on 360°, Michael Jackson's former nurse is speaking out. Hear why she says Jackson "desperately" wanted a heavy sedative to help him sleep. She says just four days before Jackson died, one of his aides placed a desperate call to her, indicating Jackson was extremely ill. She's sharing her side of the story tonight on 360°.

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  1. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Nobody's answering things question? They are saying that he was using but nobody is saying anything. If this does go to court, don't you think that all things in the house will be questioned? Because everybody have been in and out?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Jacqueline, NY

    Dear God! How terribly sad that this death really could have been prevented. If this Dr. killed him, even accidentally, to me it's just another black on black crime– and for what? Money!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  3. New Orleans, La.

    If this drug was found through autopsy,
    LAPD must find out who was enabling him
    with this intravenous medication.
    Hence, the many needle marks on his body.
    I doubt that Michael knew how to start his own
    I.V. What doctor is the enabler?
    MALPRACTICE to say the least!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Also, when someone is as thin as Michael was doesn't the body start using muscle to sustain itself and isn't the heart a muscle?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  5. Frances

    Anderson, could you please ask this nurse why she did not know what Diprivan/Propofol is? It is one of the most commonly used drug in any surgery department. How could she not know this?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Renee

    Who is going to pay for all of the police protection for the funeral on Friday? The taxpayers of Cali can not afford all of this!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Candace Gambino

    This alleged nurse is enraging me!!!!!!! Diprovan is used for conscious sedation and is short acting. She's looking for her 15 minutes of fame and is trying to make a quick buck. I'm an ER nurse and am completely livid right now. This woman is giving nurses a bad name. Not even sure is she is a nurse. She calls herself a nutritionist as well. CNN do not give her the time of day.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Pierce

    If Michael Jackson really had Lupus, then all of this speculation is medical ignorance. Lupus patients "look" like drug addicts and drug seekers because we are in constant inexorable pain.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Larry

    Has there been a decision on a date for the coroner's inquiry?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Roe

    The nurse story has changed from what she told Larry King. She stated that she asked a doctor friend of her's about the drug he wanted, not refer to her PRN book. Something is strange about her.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Tammy, Houma, LA

    This is just too weird. What I can't believe is that a practicing medical professional didn't report this to anyone. Legally, there is a duty to report if a person is in danger. Asking for an IV sedative sends off red flags for me. I'd be calling the police at a minimum.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  12. David, Indiana

    Evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone. Lots of questions about medications, and Michael Jackson's health, any possible illnesses he was being treated for.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Jasmine

    this story sounds more like a conspiracy theory

    June 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Anthonia-California

    Heey Everybody :]

    The information about the medicine "killing" Michael is really helpful, because we can use this evidence to help prevent future deaths.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  15. angela

    Why report this info from this nurse if it has not be independently confirmed? It seems like unnecessary fueling of this fire. This woman did not sound credible to me - a mere layperson!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  16. sharon, sydney, ns

    I don't get why the nurse didn't go to the authorities with this right after he died. Why talk to the press first. If she didn't go them, I hope they go to her. I hope they talk to the person she says called her for help. The person she's not willing to give up publicly. I'm not going to call her a liar, but as a nurse she should know better shouldn't she?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  17. andy

    Anderson, Could he have died from anorexia like Karen Carpenter did? And what about the article by Ian Halperin on the huffington post. It seemed to make sense.
    This is so sad.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Something really strange is going on. First the private doctor now this nurse........No wonder the family asked for a second autopsy

    June 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wish someone would ask Sanjay if Michael's weight could have been a factor in how these drugs affected his body.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I believe the nurse. She has nothing to gain by speaking out.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Maureen, Georgia

    Why would she not notify the authority about what she knows about MJ? but she tells the media.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Kristen, MD

    Dr. Sanja you are the best. Thanks for breaking it down 🙂

    June 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Frances

    Wow....diprivan when given in higher doses with stop a patient from breathing, not to mention slowing the heart. WHY would anyone in their right mind give him that? So very sad.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Cynthia, NC

    Good evening, all.

    Why does this nurse come out now to tell her story? And why hasn't she spoken with the police?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Rachel

    Hey Anderson, do you that Cherilyn Lee is telling the truth?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Ms. Lee sounds truthful. Even if she gave Jackson's handlers advice, it doesn't mean they followed up with it.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Tiffany

    I am a health professional and this So Called NURSE in the Michael Jackson case is in violation of the U.S. HIIPA ACT! I'm sorry, She is slime who is trying to have her 15 mins of FAME!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  28. eleanor coombs, ga.

    Hello everyone, just in time to hear Cherilyn Lee making excuaes. Anderson is alert as usual. ...just love his candid ways.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Krystal O

    This new information from nurse Cherilyn Lee is quite disturbing when taking into consideration that Dr.Murray was asked to stay at Michael's house. I remember her saying that Michael wanted to take the drug and be monitored while on the drug.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Don't you think if things were so bad, did anyone help? And who was the doctor who give him this medication?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Haley James

    That's why I love watching you Anderson...only you would be quick enough to ask why he would contact her after a 3 month gap...

    June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Fran

    This dipravan issue is way out. This nurse sounds a little confused about the medication and how it is used and it's use. Just too many stories, let MJ rest in peace, Nothing is going to change what has happened.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  33. mara

    YES Anderson make her answer the damn question!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  34. New Orleans, La.

    How did Michael know that he could take this intravenously and
    that all he needed was for someone to watch over him while he slept?
    Which doctor gave him all this knowledge about this
    particular medication?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Isabel, Brazil

    I always ask myself if there is a need to take drugs together, which will be the effect of them inside the body!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  36. starr formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson, Erica & Team 360.

    Hello fellow bloggers.

    It's true, the Michael Jackson story just seems to get worse everyday. It's very tragic, all of it.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Jasmine

    Hey bloggers....

    June 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Hi Anderson

    Why now, this nurse is saying these things?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Judy from Little Rock, AR

    Medical Privacy rules are bein violated to serve public interest. Not okay, strict rules not bein followed about medical MJacksons information. Is no one aware?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  40. An

    Hi Anderson.

    Hi bloggers.

    It is going to be a hard completed live show tonight.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Lance Gayhart

    The nurse received a call from Michael Jackson 3 MONTHS? or 5 DAYS before his death??? She told Larry King explicitly (twice!) that this occured 3 months ago.

    She told Anderson and Campbell Brown this conversation about the I.V. drug took place 5 days before his death.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Isabel, Brazil

    What mixture of drugs ... poor Michael

    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Everyone is coming out of the woodwork now...........

    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Kristen, MD

    Hey Anderson and bloggers.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Haley James

    With all these people coming forward it is hard to know who to believe...

    June 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Edurrado(Ed Henry) David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    I can't wait what nurse to say her side story.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Tammy, Houma, LA

    Hi everyone,

    This story about Michael Jackson gets sadder and sadder...

    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Evening Everyone! "As the week marchs on!"

    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Lyvonne

    These people a going to keep "crawling" out the floor with all of this "crap". It is interesting that these people saw all of this "stuff" and did not alert a higher law authority about it. Oh, I forgot, the "money train "was flowing. The African American community is just sitting and waiting to see the media "cut and dry" of MJ. In the final analysis, MJ's work will last forever!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Isabel, Brazil

    Hi, Anderson!
    Good to see you in LA!

    Evening, 360 team, David (Indiana) and friends!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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