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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. David, Indiana

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful concert that Michael Jackson and dancers were rehearsing. It sounds good. Thank you for showing that Anderson.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Governor don't do us no favorite by falling back in love with your wife. Do it for yourself. It sound as though it will be hard for you to do.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  3. Nicole Manning

    Please leave the children alone" Micheal has been the father of these
    children from day one. Who cares" Why was'nt anyone worried about the biological factor before Micheals sad sad death. I have loved and cared for Micheal and his family from when i was young. God please look over this family. And take care of Micheal

    June 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  4. Sheryl Holtzman

    Mr Sanford is trying to "fall back in love w/his wife??"
    Mrs Sanford needs to kick his butt to the curb!! And quick!!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  5. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    The "Governor" Stanford has become the Terminator Governor where his marriage is concerned. Is he nuts saying all that thrash? Some things you just keep to yourself.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  6. Ms Throwback

    On Governor Mark Sanford; he is doing the same as some have done before him. He can definitely be included in the "Good Ole' Boys Club". Should his wife reconcile for the rest of his term and beyond is a soul searching question. Either way she will be strong and wiser in wisdom.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  7. CAROLYN J

    wow we went thru the pregnancies of debbie rowe.......
    was at cedar sinai hosp.... to see micheal after the births....
    wow where is this going.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Lori from IL, I am sure that is what happened. If one doctor doesn't know what the other one is prescribing it can be fatal. Look at what they are saying about acetaminophen.

    Good luck with your surgery!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  9. Sarah Silva, New York

    This is terrible, if Deprivin or some other drug was given to Michael Jackson. Bottom line is a gentle kind man is gone and if it is due to unethical medical practices by so-called doctors, AC360 and CNN should continue to do what it's doing to make the world aware. And hopefully prevent it from ever happening again !!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  10. Jack Gargaro , Syracuse, Ny

    its sad how fame leads you die so early and alone,,,where were all Michael Jacksons fans,, and friends when he needed them the last few years...... very sad everyone is around now!

    jackg

    June 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  11. charmichael

    Meanwhile, Lou Ferrigno, who must have seen Michael wearing something other than a long-sleeved, -legged suit didn't notice MJ was skin on bones...didn't notice how slow (based on the video) he was moving. He told Larry King MJ looked healthy and strong. Could Lou be concerned about some sort of liability here?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  12. Suzanne

    Although the nurse disclosed information that is critical to the events leading to MJ's death, I still don't understand why, after being told MJ was "extremely" ill, she didn't immediately seek a doctor's help or find someone to take MJ to the hospital.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  13. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Very, very, sad!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  14. Julie Slessinger

    I appreciate your reporting but I take exception to the focus on the children questioning paternity and the biological link. Coming from an adopted person, me,...you are making issue where there should be none. thank you...julie

    June 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  15. Isabel, Brazil

    Too bad everything has ended this way ... would be a great show!
    :'(

    June 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  16. Frances

    Concierge doctors?????????? These people need to be STRICTLY monitored and regulated! Including prescriptions they write and drugs they carry on their person. No matter how much they are getting paid, they should NOT be allowed to do whatever they want. It appears that MJ bought his own death from one of these "doctors". This is the highest form of greed, and it makes me so sick! I am a nurse, and I work with great physicians daily. It just angers me when I see nurses like MJ's "nurse" and these concierge "doctors"....they make us all look bad.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  17. Lisa

    I think the media is being so unfair to Michael, his family and children. to question who is the father of the children is ugly and mean. This is the man they know as their father who has been father to them in every since of the word. Have a heart and leave it alone for the children.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  18. Kathy, Chicago

    AC, I hope you all have a great 4th. My thoughts go out to the Jackson family this week. May Michael
    rest in a peace he didn't seem to have when he was alive. God Bless Michael and his children.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  19. valerie

    We need to show these children some respect. They did not ask to be born into this mess and now have their lives on public display this way. The subject of the paternity of Michael's children needs to be left to the courts. His name is on the birth certificate, he's the father. Let his mother and Ms. Rowe sort out the rest in court after his memorial.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  20. Colleen

    In the event of your death, would you want the general public and media to automatically assume that they have the right to know about and broadcast every detail related to your medical history, your autopsy results, what's in your blood, etc? It's not our right. He was an entertainer; a fabulously talented one at that. He's gone. Nothing we find out will change that.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  21. Lydia

    Regarding Michael Jackson's children, why is it anyones business if he is their father? Are you all forgetting that those children are still alive and they will one day hear the callous and insensitive comments made by the media? Again, I ask, why does Debbie Rowe need to comment on anything regarding those children? It is none of our business, let it remain the business of the Jackson family and the court system. Our lives will not change one way or another knowing any of the intimate details of their lives. Let's stick to discussing his music and his generosity. How about when any of you, the press, pass on, we, the public, delve into every aspect of your lives and make it public, just because we want to know? Give it a rest already!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  22. Judy

    Surely no one will let Michaels children anywhere around Joe Jackson , EVER. He seems crazy!!! Who knows if he would beat them also. I don't think Michael could rest in peace if they were ever around him!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  23. Chontele

    i think that the docter that was at michaels house should have called the ambulance the minute he stopped breathing not 30 minutes later if he did do that michael might be hear today and doing his concert just a few weeks away...im only 12 years old and i will dearly miss michael jackson rest in peace michael you rocked my world and i will cherish your music forever

    June 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  24. Melinda

    Anderson,

    Randy's report on "Whose your Daddy?" was offensive to adoptive families. Please don't use words like "real parent." Michael Jackson is the children's Daddy, period. Please use words like birthparents or biological parents. Thanks.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  25. Jenna

    Hopefully this all comes to an end soon. Let Michael Jackson rest in peace; and his family (including those children) live their lives. We should all cherish the good memories Michael gave us.
    Love&Blessings.

    As of those children... Michael has been their father; and the only father they need. Anyone to say other wise has "2 million reasons as to why they are coming out now." let them mourn the death of their father and live with their loving grandmother. Blessing to Mrs. Jackson- you are a true heroine in my eyes.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  26. nancy

    all these videos that are surfacing of Micheal's rehearsal for the tour, I was wondering if there was a video of the last rehearsal on Wednesday night that could be made into a movie/documentary at a later date

    June 30, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  27. Zakia

    Please stop reporting about the children show some respect to the children at this very sad and difficult time. The media put Michael through hell when he was living. The man was a musical genius.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  28. Julie

    Seriously, why are we all surprised that Michael wasn't the biological father? Have you seen the children? Come on, lets leave the children out of it. Isn't it enough they just lost their the only parent they have known, but now they have to hear from the media, that he isn't the biological father. Do we want another generation of damaged Jacksons? Come on give the kids a break.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  29. Jonathan Furches

    My question is why dont they do dna testing on Michael Jacksons kids ? And is it true Jorda Chandler come forth and said the truth that Michael didnt have sexual relations with him.My prayers go to the Jackson family.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  30. obamasome

    Anderson:
    I am disappointed in all the negative coverage this man in death is receiving. He is not even here to defend himself and all the reports that are attempting to degrade and demoralize the greatness of his legacy is deplorable. And now exposing his children and trying to tear down the legitimacy of his fatherhood, it's just disappointing. Is anyone thinking about how this irresponsible reporting will affect his children? May he rest in peace.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  31. cee

    why should it matter...to the media who the biological father is...give those kids some respect as well as the family...it's getting to the point where it's ridiculious...give them time to grieve for their father....& the so called nurse appears to be delusional & why is she comiing forth now...and why did she make the statement that she was being admitted to the hospital herself...maybe the psycho ward!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  32. Lisa

    Why all of a sudden they are they not his kids??? All becaue there is MONEY..It's a sin what is goin on let the man R.I.P...The only man them kids know as a father was Michael he must of done something right because no one wanted to claim them until he passed away!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  33. alan

    Fatherhood is not based on DNA alone. I know many biological parents that are lousy parents..sad to say

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  34. Tracy

    Dear Anderson,
    I would like to know the name of the person who made the 911 call from Michael Jackson's home last Thursday? He has only been identified as "the caller."

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Chelsea

    I am really sick of people trying to figure out who the biological parents of MJ's kids are. No one has been a parent to them but MJ. He loved and cared for them as all parents should. Enough said. Please let it and him rest.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  36. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, you're right, my comment about pt info is not necessarily relevant. There is so much that is not known, I don't intend to speculate.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Crystal

    I feel that it is entirely inappropriate to discuss whether or not Michael's 3 children are his biologically..the children haven't even had a week to mourn the loss of their father and airing such tittles like"who's their daddy" just adds to the pain and confusion..

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's not always about money because accordingly what money? It is good for the children to be care for immediately and not loose.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  39. Brenda

    Let the man just Rest In Peace...I will be there on Friday with many Canadians to pay our respect and to say Goodbye to the King Of Pop...

    We love you Michael.....

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  40. Mary McGoldrick

    Come on...does anyone doubt that Micheal's system won't be filled with drugs?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  41. Debbi - OKC, OK

    I have a gut feeling about Ms. Lee's qualifications of diagnosing Micheal. I feel she is trying to get her "15 minutes of fame". It just doesn't sound right.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  42. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    The children are interesting because MJ said he was the biological father. fasinating to say the least but I hope and pray they have a somewhat normal life. God bless the children

    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  43. Dianne

    What does it matter who the father or mother is. Legally the kids belong to MJ. Have some compassion for these children. They have enough to deal with. Don't you think these kids are watching TV. My heaven ! have some compassion.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  44. TD Brock

    I have no doubt that Mrs. Jackson will be her utmost to look after the kids. My concern is that, at 79, how much longer will she be around to look after them. Would it not be prudent to draw up alternative plans just in case?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  45. Catherine G Jones

    I'd like to know if Michael had an insurance policy. If so, the heirs may not be entitled to as much money if he is shown to be negligent in his own death. Someone who stands to gain from an insurance policy would certainly like the perception to be the decedent was not responsible for his own death.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  46. Jacqueline, NY

    @Wendy Ontario, Canada June 30th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

    "How can Katherine Jackson get custody ? She has been married for 60 years, you can’t just leave Joe’s name off of things? If he isn’t fit to be named as guardian she shouldn’t have the kids either."

    You can if he beats you and cheats on you and starts another family on the side. Sure you can. He did.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  47. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    The odds of the 3 kids growing up normal are zip.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  48. Jay

    Nurse story is not at all believable. I am not sure why she got the prime time and CNN.com headline

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  49. sharon, sydney, ns

    The whole issue of whether or not he is the biological father is mute. He's the only dad those kids have known and he is dead now. I hope they (the kids) don't actually hear any of this stuff. Haven't they gone through enough? It's like one of the Jackson lawyers said, there are a lot of people out there with a lot of wild stories that will eventually not hold up. Please be careful with what you report. Especially concerning the kids.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  50. Isabel, Brazil

    How will be the MIchael’s children in the midst of many speculation, gossip, invasions of privacy on the life and death of Michael?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
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