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July 7th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 07/07/09

Tonight on 360°, family, friends and fans say goodbye to Michael Jackson. The songs. The speeches. The laughter. The tears. We have all the highlights from today's nearly three hour memorial service in Los Angeles.

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  1. Mauricio

    Michael u r the best, u just wanted to spread love around the world, and u did it and u r doing it now. Right now u r with God and he is blessing u.

    July 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Watcher09

    Goodnight Anderson – thank you!!! Thank you all so much.

    July 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. tash

    I've been a fan for 42 yrs.I will miss him. I always knew he has been very misunderstood. Could u tell us what his family plans are for him after the memorial today. The family went to a private wake but where did MJ go.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Good night all and remember to say "I love you" to those closest to your heart.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Michelle

     The shot was really cool. Thanks.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Steve - southern Illinois

    To the people behind this memorial and the Jackson family. This was something truly beautiful.

    I pray that the billions of dollars that are going to be made off of MJ's legacy will be used to take care of his kids and his family and maybe some to the dozens of charities he supported.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Piso

    As a Liberian girl who grew up in AFRICA on MJ’s music, I was so proud to see that the inside picture of the program AND the last picture seen on the big screens was the one of him directing the video to his song “LIBERIAN GIRL”- for all Liberian girls and the country of Liberia, we say Rest in Peace Michael! U’ll live in our hearts forever!RIP!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Eve

    The news of Michael's passing on did not sink in til I watched the memorial. I was not able to control my tears....it was worth watching as it was 12 midnight here in Singapore when it started.

    I like to thank the Jackson family for the beautiful memorial and I assure that his music and legacy will live on in my family with the new generations.

    Goodbye Michael.....I love u!!!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good night, Anderson and David (Indiana)
    Good night, friends, 360 team, everyone!

    Today is a day to stay in our memories. In a few years I will can comment with my son (now he's 3)

    Good rest... see you tomorrow!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Keep the animal "shots" coming! Love 'em! The MJ "shot" was very well done! Great pics!

    Thanks for the recap AC360! Looking forward to the 2nd. hour "best moments" since I didn't get to see the memorial live.

    NIte al!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Patty

    I remember when I lost my brother.

    Boy, I ache for that family.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    beautiful images in shot

    July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Minou, New York City

    Susan: "A fatherless child thinks everything is possible and nothing is safe"

    July 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & good night Anderson, Erica, Team 360, the Jackson family, ALL of the bloggers, ALL of the fans & ALL of the guests that attended and performed at the memorial.

    The memorial and Michael Jackson will live in our hearts (family &
    friends) forever.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone .Peace to all of you and yours.Thanks for all the great coverage!!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Sumera-Maryland

    What a classy Memorial!
    Thanks Anderson for sharing your feeling. I can truly understand your feelings,as I am raising 2 boys and my boys have not seen their father for past 10 years. They miss him so much.......

    July 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    Good evening. I like the way " you make me feel" everyone @360 and friends and MJ! RIP!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone! Have a good night!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. veronica

    i thought the michael jackson memorial service was really beautiful, i just cant believe hes gone, i grew up listening to all his music and boy could he really touch your heart with his music, i;m really gonna miss his singing. hope everything turns out alright for his three kids, its really hard to lose a father, i lost mine two years ago and its still feels like i just lost him yesterday. but michaels family will take good care of them im sure. may god bless them all.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Elizabeth

    i watch the MJ memorial and it was so beautiful. tears came to my eyes when Usher walked to the coffin and was overcomed. Michael may you rest in peace. i know that you are singing with the heavenly choir. All the way from Barbados

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Maureen T, Canada

    Thank you Anderson and Erica for putting a smile on my face!! I am smiling though my heart is aching...Thanks again dear Anderson and I hope you get some well deserved rest tonight! You've had a busy day! Bless you. You are the best.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Dianna

    Michael Jackson's memorial was beautiful. Although there were many beautiful things said about him and songs sung in his honor, the most special and moving tribute was that of his daughter.
    Their love for their father seems so pure and sincere.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Olaniyi

    Gone too soon.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. mark davis

    GRAND send off for the king of pop. THERE want be another one like MJ

    July 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Jackey

    CNN did a great job on the coverage of my favorite entertainer in the world. The Celebration was awesome and the contributors were great, I will truly miss Michael because I grew up with him and listening to and loving his music. "Gone Too Soon", Michael way too soon. Love you always and forever and Rest in Peace.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. CAROLYN J

    thank you anderson and erica..........cee yah

    July 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Dayze (Daisy)

    Hello, I just want to say to say that tonight that was a beautiful memorial.
    Michael's daughter touched me with her speech. She brought tears to my eyes.
    Micheal is a wonderful person, I was shocked when I heard about his death.
    Michael you will always be in my heart, ,d will live forever.
    We love you Michael0forever and always.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    @Paula: I thought the same thing. The men of the Jackson family all wore yellow ties and red roses. Wondered what the significance was of them doing that.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Mike Tan

    Michael's daughter, Paris, said it all.
    Love you, MJ.
    RIP.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Watcher09

    To the rest of the Jackson fans – and there are so many –

    Remember " *smile* though your heart is aching"

    Michael would not want us to fall into depression over this.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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