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. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Michael Jackson's legacy is surrounded with good and misunderstanding. His legacy will be, "As the legend has it,..."

    June 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  2. Carlos

    While the family does not want to hear any details or the causes leading up to his death, it should be reported on. It's unfair to the public to ignore those things. Yes, death is sad, but there are, also, the medical side to any death. I don't think it's right for the family lawyers to ask AC or any news org. to not discuss the causes. I do agree that any unconfirmed news should not be treated as truth, until it is confirmed.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  3. Susan

    Diprovan is increasingly being adopted as a drug of choice for those addicts who are seeking oblivion rather than a "high". It is often seen in conjunction with people who experienced severe abuse as children and are looking for a wipeout. I work in a substance abuse facility and have seen this first hand. I would like to see you get someone on that has some professional knowledge of this issue.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  4. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    My granddaughter is 11 years old and has listened to must of Michael Jackson songs less then a week and she like them and him. And don't understand why people are so mean.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  5. Michelle

    Would a private physician be subject to the same
    laws in a hospital ?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  6. Anthonia-California

    @Jo Ann- Maybe Michael's siblings would probably have custody of the kids if the mom passed away. (God forbid)

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  7. Lampe

    My heart is breaking for Michaels three children. And, I could care less if they are NEON GREEN, if Michael said they are his children, then who are we to question that? What gives us the right to say he is a lair? Michael took care of those three children since the day they were born, they are his children, and he loved them with all his heart. I think it's a shame when people can't even pass in PEACE!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  8. Jerry

    Not even a week has gone by since Jacksons death and the number of disfunctional people showing up on the news networks grows bigger by the day. Al Sharpton,Jesse jackson,Joe Jackson, and at least a dozen scumbag lawyers. To top it all of they are going to have a public viewing on Friday of a body that will be 8 days old at that time.
    His own family is milking his death for everything they can get out of it and their lack of class and respect should be obvious to even the most casual observer. This Friday will be a zoo and circus and there will be no shortage of clowns.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  9. Lori from IL

    @Jo Ann in Ohio - I can tell you that weight is a factor in how drugs affect a person's body. I'm a petite woman and doctors are very cautious when prescribing medications for me. (I am having minor surgery on Thursday and after a presurgery meeting with the anesthesiology dept. they suggested a conversation between my pulmonologist and the assigned anestheiologist which will take place tomorrow.)

    When someone starts contacting various physicians for medications without one pysician coordinating care they are only asking for trouble.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  10. Ann

    What would happen if Katheryn Jackson passed away - Would Joe Jackson take over running the estate? Is Calif. a community property state?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  11. Emalee Santa Barbara, Ca

    to Heather in Spokane , Wa. Not only was the doctor at the home when the paramedics arrived, he went with the ambulance with michael, and continued to work on him, as well as continuing to work on him in the hospital. This is why the death was not called until 2:26pm, rather than the 12:00 something when paramedics could clearly see he had already expired. The doctor wanted, needed to keep trying for a response.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  12. Muhammad

    why nurse was quiet why she did not tell anybody before?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  13. Pauline Moon

    wow, what happened to the old adage " believe none of what you hear and half of what you see?? Now the parentage is being questioned??

    June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  14. maria, CA

    In terms of custody of the kids, Mrs. Jackson sounds like a very , very sweet and loving person, but I think it was stated that she's 79 years old. Who would be her backup? The kids are fairly young. Would the courts take that into consideration in terms of custody?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  15. sam

    y is the nurse cring did she do somthing wrong?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  16. mike

    Let Michael rest in peace. We need to honor his life. Do what you would like done for you!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  17. Tammy, Houma, LA

    I think Katherine Jackson may be the best person to raise her grandkids. Who is better suited to keep her son's legacy and love alive?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  18. Danny,Los Angeles,Ca.

    I believe the nurse,There is another Doctor involved.People in this town know who it is. Michael was loved by those who would not give him meds that would harm him.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  19. Renee

    @ Anderson and CNN: Husband wants to know if the FAA has approved a "no fly zone" over the funeral. If not this is going to be a circus for sure!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  20. Erin

    I worked for an Oral Surgeon and we used the drug Diprivan for I.V. Sedation (in office), along with other drugs.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  21. Terry

    It's always a shame when someone (regardless of their celebrity status) dies at such a relatively young age. Too much media time has been dedicated to Michael's passing.....it seems more than Presidents or Popes. Personally, the 50 year old who passed this week whom I will miss most is Billy Mays. God rest their souls.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  22. Omondi Jared

    MJ's doctor did not follow the emergency protocol of', "Check, Call and Care" Is he a qualified doctor to help humans in an emergency? What could he have done better to save Michael's life? And what lessons do we learn from him and Mr. Jackson {my entertainer]?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  23. larry

    The phone statements of the nurse based on my instincts aren't credible and factual.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  24. Richard

    Patients have to be monitored closely and these drugs are only available in the hospital pharmacy. It is used mostly on cardiac patients. Do you see where the cardiologist comes in. That is right. Diprivan is usually prescribed by a cardiologist. I still am very suspicious of the Doctor.

    THIS IS CORRECT, the CARDIOLOGIST WAS GIVING HIM DIPRIVAN and he passed, i gurantee it

    June 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  25. Krystal O

    I cannot imagine giving away parental rights of your own kids.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  26. Francie Sartain

    This nurse needs to be reported and have her license revoked for breaking confidentiality and talking about private medical conversations she's had with Mr Jackson!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  27. Michelle

    I think there is a lot going on behind the scenes that we
    know nothing about. I guess we will all find out about a
    month from now. But the police know something.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Kristen, MD

    Teresa I kind of agree. Michael did work very hard to keep his private life away from the media, especially his children. The public getting all this personal info doesn't seem to honor him in death at all.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  29. Renee

    I can't believe MJ only had a will. It seems strange that he didn't have corporations and other entities with CEO's etc.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  30. tammy- ca

    Great job of his lawyer for saying focus on his legacy not his negatives. Im with him on that. R.I.P michael jackson

    June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  31. Shaunte

    Also, the reports about this "Dr." are confusing. I mean one minute they are reporting that he was a long time personal friend of MJ's and the next they say that he didnt know the address, or he didnt know where the phone was to call the police..it's not adding up.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Katherine Jackson is 79 years old. What happens to the kids when she passes away?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  33. sharon, sydney, ns

    Do the lawyers know if Joe Jackson be a part of the kids lives?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  34. M Colon

    If dipervan{ Pofronol} was use, It would stop the resp drive. When you give this drug . You need to have control over the resp drive. example ETube. It now makes sense that if this drug was given or taken by Mr Jackson the resp drive would stop and without air the heart would stop.
    This drug is used as a IV drip with pt's on vents. And very closely monitor , It can drop the Blood Pressure Fast, It needs to be monitor very close.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  35. Ron

    I would like to know what negligence took place by the physician at MJ's side. I want to know more about him now.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  36. irina

    The nurse knows him for 3 months, but hasn't seen him in 3 months?? huh? I think I need to hear her again...she mentioned january which was 6 months ago.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Audrey Valley

    As a nurse, the 911 call from the security guard has bothered me. The EMT asked where the patient was – the security guard told him he was on the bed. He also told the EMT that CPR was being perfomed by the doctor. Anyone who has had a CPR class knows that one needs to be moved to a firm surface for CPR to be performed – in this case , the floor.
    Performing CPR on a bed would be useless – why did the cardiologist not know that? or perform it correctly?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Thad Wilkes

    Is having an 80 year old grandmother raise three pre-teen children the best thing for these children? Throwing the kids BACK into the lions den of Joe Jackson. Their paycheck has passed and Joe especially is in a panic.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Mary M.

    I had a colonoscopy and I was given Diprivan
    for consciense sedation, but I was knocked out and did
    not recall anything after I woke up very alert.
    As per Dr. Gupta, I woke up very fast and was very alert,
    and did not recall a thing.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Heather

    Obviously this lady who said that she is a 'nurse' – have not heard of HIPPA CRAZY. Anderson how dear you give her air time

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  41. Shannon

    Ugh...whose next? Where are all these people coming from that have this inside information?

    Nurse – if her story is true, she should be more professionl about it. She is getting in on the drama for her 15 mins.

    The lawyers will be earning their money, that's for sure. What a tangled mess.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  42. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    I don't think that Katherine Jackson will let anything happen to the three children. So, far she has keep them away from the media.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  43. Frances

    Very good questions Irina. I do hope someone is asking those questions.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  44. Judith

    HIPPA, maybe someone should revoke her license. Shes a NP and has to go to a PDR to figure out what the drug is. HOAX.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    a revised will in 2002 makes since...that is when the third child was born and would need to be added to the will if he is given specific assets....he's 7, it's 2009.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  46. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Do the HIPAA restrictions continue after death?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  47. Travis

    People need to chill. He wanted drugs for sleep. He didn't know they were safe, his doctor told him they were. Find the doctor, get the answers.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  48. Sam

    The lawyer is right. It seems anyone can say anything and they are put on national TV without any validation.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  49. Lisa

    Thank you Mr. Attorney for standing to all the people that tell lies and try to take advantage of MJ dead or alive. Stop bringing him down and let his memory live in peace. He was a very loving, caring and gifted person. "just leave him alone"

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  50. Kristen, MD

    It would be really suspicious if Debbie Rowe wanted custody after all these years of having no interest in those kids she gave birth to.

    Let them stay with someone who loves them and their father. I don't know if Debbie Rowe does either one.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
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