July 7th, 2009
08:02 PM ET

Michael Jackson's memorial program cover

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Editor's Note: This is the program cover for Michael Jackson's memorial, earlier today. For the latest on the King of Pop’s death and for coverage of his memorial , tune in to AC360° tonight 10p ET.

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  1. MaryLou

    The memorial was beautiful. It must
    have been all that Michael would have wanted it to be. . May he rest in peace
    God bless Michael and his loving family.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  2. Sharron

    Michael, has sa

    July 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  3. Cathy

    I agree with Jermaine, I would love for Michael to be laid to rest at his beloved Neverland Ranch. My prayers are with his entire family.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  4. Lois

    The cover and the picture's inside this memorial program looked amazing...nothing less for the star of pop.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  5. Milagros Baez

    "Thank you" for sharing your father, your son, your brother, your uncle with everyone in the world. You made it possible for everyone rich, or poor, healthy or sickly to "BE THERE" with him on his memorial.

    I hope that the family would consider resting him in his created surroundings in "NEVERLAND" instead of a cold cemetery.......

    God bless The Jackson Family and the three children he left behind.

    Thank you...thank you ....forever grateful!!!!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Yaniv Gorodischer

    My Room Mate Jason Kinsley He Say that He Was on the Set Behind The Snene's in the Doing The Wiz He Remember's Michael Jackson For 2 Songs Ese down the Road And You Can't Win And He Also Close to Michael Jackson My Room Mate Raymond he is Also truly A Big Fan OF Michael Jackson including His Parents And Me too

    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  7. Ms. Bernstein

    Nothing has come close to this spectacular outpouring for Michael Jackson. I harken back to JFK's funeral-not even Elvis-this was massive-and every photograph of MJ today looked beautiful-somehow his love just came through like never before-he was the image of love and peace.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  8. petra nozile

    MJ memorial service was so emotional.I couldn't stop shedding tears.My tears poured down more when his daughter Paris took the microphone.My heart goes out to Paris and the rest of her siblings.We love you Michael.RIP

    July 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  9. Giana

    I'm crying as I'm writing this I want to say I will miss u micheal and I love u and like one of the songs u mad You are not alone I know that I'm not alone because you will always be with me n my heart. All my love goes to the family and his 3 kids. R.I.P Micheal Jackson. <3

    July 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  10. Priscilla

    I wish you all would refrain from speculative reports such as the one given by Randi Kaye. Veins can "roll" or collapse for many reasons (e.g. dehydration, small veins, etc...). Just wait until all the facts are in. I think we should focus on his memory, at least for today.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  11. Amy Handaly

    Today's service was beautiful. Jermaine your song was beautiful. It brought me to tears. My prayers are with your family.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  12. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    I think that the look he has here is the when he should have stopped with the alterations.

    I think it is his best look.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  13. sheila

    Michael Jackson was a great talent. It's sad that he suffer like he did down the years. Michael was different and misunderstood. The press at times did not leave him alone. Now maybe Micheal will have peace in mind body and spirit. May his soul be at peace. God Bless him and his three children. God give them the strenght to carry on.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  14. Amy Handaly

    I thought that today's service was beautiful. He will be missed very much. It is very sad for his children to lose their dad at such a young age. My thought are with your family.

    Amy and Sammy the dog in New Jersey

    July 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  15. Milagros Baez

    My heartfelt love and prayers to the Jackson Family and especially his children. May God's hand always shield them from any harm.

    I wish the family would consider in burying Michael in "Neverland"...after all, it is the place he created and perhaps the place he always wanted to be.

    God bless you children and remember he was loved by many.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  16. Marcia Anderson- Esson

    Anderson, Today is a very sad day for me. I grew up with the Jackson 5 & Michael have been a mainstay in my life. I have prayed for him, during his darkest moments & his pain was my pain. I was happy for him during his joyful moment & was glad that things had settled down for him & he was going to be in my homeland (the UK). I was unhappy that I could not have been attending one of his 50 concerts. The Lord decided that it was time for Michael to rest & called him home. The world will mourn & miss him, but as they say the good die young.
    His memorial service was a WOW & what he would have loved.
    RIP Michael.
    Jermaine– Hold Katherine tight for me, comfort her & the children through their sorrow. You are strong & courageous. Your stength they will need.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  17. marie

    to mr and mrs jakson my deepest sympathy to u and your family and i hope that they arrest those drs that hurt him and i hope they get capital punishment for criminal charges on his passing may god bless u all always,and michael rip.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  18. Yaniv Gorodischer

    As i Was Specking to One of Room Mates Jason Kingsley About How Come the Hershy Charctors Did’nt Come Out i Told Him After When Michael Jackson dead that was it and if People From Hershy Park Did Let the Hershy Charctors Come out it would Have Been Disrespectfull to the Dead

    July 7, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  19. sylvia

    My prayers are with the Jackson family and his children he and his music will forever live in our hearts I could not stop the tears you have a beautiful family god bless all of you

    July 7, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  20. Eddie bosch

    You will be miss but you will always be in our hearts forever and now out GOD our father has you now and he is please to have you up in heaven with him now again you will be miss.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  21. Sheila

    I enjoyed watching the memorial service today. Very good job !! I do have a comment though, could we please leave the family alone for a few days to let them grieve. The children need to be able to tell their father goodbye. I understand people want to know but could we give it a break for a few days. Good job as always Anderson.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  22. Barbara

    Michael is and all ways will be loved. And be No one in all of the world. All ages heard and loved Michaels music. From his start to his end. My heart is with his kids and all of his family.My God be with you for now and always. You are in my prayers.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  23. mrhill37

    Get some rest mike no more pain no more med just memoreys rip mike

    July 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  24. charles lloyd

    To the Jackson family. Be strong knowing Micheal is gone but he will never be forgotten. May God continue to bless the Jackon family with His grace and his peace.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  25. Melissa

    I have like the rest of the world been glued to my TV since the passing of MJ. He is a true Legend and the beautiful service had me in tears. I have been deeply touched by his humanitarian spirit and iconic music. To the parents of Michael...Thank you for bringing such a beautiful soul into the world who truely made it a better place.

    All my love to the family,
    Melissa in Tucson, AZ

    July 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  26. Jasmine Gentry

    I love Michael Jackson as if he were a older brother to me. I never thought I see the day he passed. All of his music was wonderful and touching towards me. I know it hurt him when people told lies about him, but I for one never believe any of it. I hope he is at peace in God's hands now.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  27. Gloria

    What can I say? My heart is heavy. Michael, rest in peace and I hope they will leave you alone now. Why was it so hard to give Michael a fair chance even though the courts had determined he didn't do it?America, search yourself. This practice of trying people through the media and acting as judge and jury is evil. He was a gentle soul and I hope he forgives us.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  28. kim

    I'm praying for the family.Michael you are missed.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  29. Franki Lind

    No disrespect to Michael Jackson, but Now that his is over can we get back to REAL news? Enough is enough!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  30. Jack Tilson

    MJ and OJ are also icons where a significant amount of Americans, mostly conservative right wing types think they symbolize those who got away from the justice system. Some media outlets appear to hunt these wretched souls like run-away slaves. Today, many in the media felt shame, however the influx of those conservative brand would never allow them to admit it. Today is the first day I feel that, even Obama waffled on the greatness of MJ to appease the conservative right. Although I understand, I was disappointed.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  31. KIM Ashley

    Good night Mr. Cooper,
    It was a privilege to see the memorial service on television today ! Thank you for airing it.
    I am a born New Yorker, but live in the Caribbean island of S.Vincent & The Grenadines, and I was so saddened to hear of MJ 's death, yet happy to be able to see the the service on t.v. The performances were all beautiful, heart wrenching, and heart aching, smiling when you want to cry.. and crying when you want to smile. Rev. Al Sharpton gave the best speech .. I think in his lifetime! . I was very impressed, it was sincere, and from the heart.
    Very emotional for everyone in the world.. even here in the Caribbean! They had a moment of silence for MJ at the opening of Carnival, when his death was announced. K. Ashley

    July 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  32. marie

    it took michael passing for people that falsely accused him including latoya to realize what a sensitive and kind soul he was mj rip.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  33. Sheryl C.

    Thank you to the Jackson Family, AEG, CNN and all those involved with the memorial service for Michael Jackson. This was the most heartfelt and beautiful tribute that I have ever witnessed. Having lost a brother who was also 50 years old at his passing, I feel your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for allowing those of us who loved him from a far, and respected him for the kind and loving man we saw him to be, to be a part of his last days on this earth. His spirit, however, will live on.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  34. Sandy

    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful musican. I had no idea he was the one who wrote so many of the songs he sang. He will be remembered for a very long time.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  35. mrhill37

    Mike was one the best that has ever done what has done then change the world r.I.p mike we all love u

    July 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  36. Stevie

    He loved children and it is really sad that his own little kids have now lost their Daddy. He was the best entertainer in the world; yet, to his three kids he was, Dad. For a special person like Michael, who as we know was so soft-hearted and sensitive, to not ever have been given a childhood of his own is a tradedy; I hope and pray that losing their Father does not take away the childhood of his children, God bless and keep them safe.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  37. Michael

    Thank you you have inspired me to start volunteering to make a change

    July 7, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  38. Valerie

    I am guilty of "condemning" MJ. He will never be forgotten whether you liked or hated him. I am the same age as MJ. I danced and partied with his music. It is so surreal that he is gone, but his music, legacy (children) will live on no doubt. I am sad he is gone the way he left. My heart goes out to his family, mom, bros, sis' and kids!. My brother died Jan 1 of this year, I miss him very much and I know he is dancing and singing with MJ right now!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  39. Lisa

    Thank you CNN for your coverage of this wonderful memorial. I grew up with Michael and the world has a great loss with his death. RIP Michael and may god open his arms and welcome you into the heavens.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  40. Yolanda Bryant

    I and my two under 10 years of age nephews cried together through out the entire memorial.Thank you all at CNN for such great coverage.
    Will the program of Michael Jackson's memorial be released to the public?

    Thank You

    July 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  41. Tamar

    The best memorial anyone could have ever had. He was a real legacy. Mr. Michael Jackson will live forever here on earth and in heaven. He started with himself so now we need to start with ourself. THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!!! I love you Michael and the Jackson Family.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  42. Samaritan

    What a loss to the world! A gift from God, the greatest humanitarian ever.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  43. sharlene

    i just want to let the Jackson family know that they are in my prayers and to his mother he was a wonderful person and he will always live in our hearts to his children their father is there angel and will always make sure to be around when they need him he is looking down from the clouds w/ the lord, and they as well are in my heart praying for them.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  44. Gregory Carter

    I was incredibly pleased with the memorial for Michael Jackson. I feel very blessed to be a part of the life and times of Michael Jackson. I was in the 11th grade when the Jackson Five first came on the scene. We used to play there songs in the school cafeteria at lunch time. We even had a local group that imitated the Jackson Five, they were called the Jackson Ward Five. Michael and his brothers were inspirational in the African-American communities in the late 60’s and early 70’s. We are deeply indebted to them. Thank you Joseph and Katherine Jackson for sharing them with the rest of us. God Bless.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  45. German

    "Thanks Michael for your insperation, I will miss you".

    July 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  46. Tabithakutklose

    For every year hereafter we will celebrate your legacy Michael! June 25 is Michael Jackson Day!!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  47. raquel

    Paris was so brave. She brought tears to everyone in my household.You raised them well Michael.We love you and miss you.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  48. lila

    All that comes to mind is a book called... The Boy: A Photographic Essay. That was one of the child porn books full of naked little boys with MJ's and other male children's finger prints all over it. The little boys he gave "Jesus Juice" too. (Wine in a coke can). Those are facts. I don't know if he played Mr. tickle finger with the little boys... but what I do know which has been proven... is more than enough. Yuck.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  49. Tabithakutklose

    Michael was the JESUS of music!! We LOVE u Michael!!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  50. Vicki

    That is him free of all the cares of this world .

    July 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
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