July 7th, 2009
05:47 PM ET
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Mario Morin

    Dear Friends.
    There`s no doubt in my mind that MJ was very special.One of a kind.
    When you have people like the Mandela`s,the King`s,songwriters like S.Robinson and Stevie Wonder sharing and paying tributes,it talks by itself.MJ was a masked super hero.Inside the superstar lived a great humanbeing,a true child of America.With michael, everything was possible.He was the incarnation of the american dream.
    Thanks for reading me.
    Mario from Quebec.

    July 8, 2009 at 9:06 am |
  2. Anusha

    what a great pop king we miss??????????????. MJ you will never die in my heart. And my heart goes to the children who lost their dad. I can understand how are the feelings because I lost my dad when I was young.

    July 8, 2009 at 4:52 am |
  3. Patti

    The Memorial for Michael Jackson was done with the utmost of Care and Respect that he truly deserves. He is more than the King of Pop. The difference between Michael and others is that he goes Above and Beyond using his heart and his compassion as his guide. Thanks to Michael and his love of life, many people have been helped. I have watched him grow up and I will also Love and Miss him and will always keep him in my heart. To me he'll always be here. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family in their time of sorrow and I know that God will get them through

    July 8, 2009 at 2:21 am |
  4. JOYCE

    i am 59 years old, and there is nothing wrong with joseph jackson. he loves his kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!he took them from gary indian to a mansion!! he was they backbone!!!!!it's nothing wrong with a little discipline, they dident kill nobody !!!!!!!!!!!!!so jackson's he brought you all a long way's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we love all of you , but dont be so hard on your dad , ok michael, we will see him in the new system of things .

    July 8, 2009 at 2:14 am |
  5. donna m johnson

    what a beautiful celebration today MICHEAL JACKSON where you are no more pain sorrow tears you fought a good fight and you kept the faith may GOD bless your 3 beautiful babies and your family R.I.P M. J. you will always be in our hearts you did so much for this world while you were here on earth and i THANK YOU

    July 8, 2009 at 1:29 am |
  6. tjb

    My eyes still hurt, from the tears shed from Michael's memorial today, but not as much as my heart aches for his children for the loss of their father, and the world lost a great, powerful man

    July 7, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  7. gracie

    I would Like thank you very much . For the way You spoak of Mr. Michael Jackson . Iam one of many people who is a black person .Who was born in the U.S. So I said good Job ? Not All Black Peoples Hate THE NeW Media. I watch the every day so I can find Out What going on in the world. Mr Cooper thank you . May God be with . This man whent through a lot thing in his life?Some good And Bad. Who The said Life is fare. Black Peoples IN U.S.A . To a lot White Peoples When they here something About a person N o What was said It not true .IT dosen matter to them .I was bron IN the Year 1956 I seen When Voteract came in to play for my peoples.Maybe It was a goodthing arenot.Somethime White Peoples Don"t Understand Most Black Peoples.But you are a very fare Man thank you .

    July 7, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  8. Samir

    i'm from bangladesh. watched the whole program...i'm a musician and he was my childhood hero...mj touched my heart always...i just couldn't stop myself from crying....gonna miss him so much....

    i would like to quote of what l Sharpton’s comment to Michael Jackson’s children: “…was nothing strange about your daddy, it was strange what he had to deal with…”

    No he's gone will they stop? they took away his life...

    michael gonna miss u....may Allah bless u

    July 7, 2009 at 11:32 pm |
  9. cece

    Micheal ..we love u and miss u.

    July 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  10. Elizabeth

    I am from Liberia, West Africa. I am sadden by Michael Jackson's death. He truly crossed all boundaries. One of his songs that has not been mentioned is called "Liberian Girl." I would day dream that he was singing about me..... Luv you Mike

    July 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  11. Jessica

    Only a person who has lost a loved one can really feel the loss and pain of others going through the same thing, I lost my brother 1 1/2 year ago and it hurts alot and you miss them always. But, I resolved to make peace with God over the loss and keep his memory alive. I think that Michael's family did a great job of bringing his life to light. Kudos to them all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  12. jacqueline torres

    Michael Jackson was truly the King of pop and i will always remember him for his music and for the love he had for his fans rest in peace Michael we love you

    July 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  13. Dianne

    Since the memoral service ended you have never showed the Humanitarian award that was given to Micheal by the House of Representatives in your loop. What's wrong with you people? Show the world what she said. It is important!!! Da! You dont have time but you for years had the Nancy Graces of America given plenty? We want to here her speech on the Constitution of the United States of America!

    July 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  14. Marie

    This was a beautiful memorial service. I could see Marlon as a Reverand one day. He spoke spiritually from the heart of memories.
    They are a loving family. I had tears in my eyes watching them gathering in a circle on stage to give each other one big hug. Along with Michael's children in the loss of their Daddy.
    God Bless the Jackson family.

    July 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  15. Miranda

    It broke my heart as I have lost my own Father!

    July 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  16. Annie Kate

    This clip is heart wrenching, especially his daughter saying good-bye and his brother Marlon. Marlon shared one anecdote on the shoes – just think how many more there are. I feel for their loss.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:32 pm |
  17. Sylvia S

    What a precious child (Paris) speaking from her heart. May God continue to bless these Angels.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  18. Kelly

    Al Sharpton’s comment to Michael Jackson’s children: “…was nothing strange about your daddy, it was strange what he had to deal with…” made me cry very hard...

    July 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  19. m. coke

    This Memorial Service was excellent and emotional. I was so moved by the song rendered by Michael's brother Germaine and the other song by Usher. Tears came to my eyes after their rendition as well as the message given by Brook Shields,
    The whole program was well done in such a short time. I wish to give praise to Ken Ehrlich for his wonderful work. Thank YOU for sending Michael home with such a fitting tribute.

    July 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  20. Arisa Rice

    Mr Cooper

    I have always admired your show Anderson Cooper 360. But i am annoyed with your comments concerning Michael Jackson. Perhaps
    you are just doing your job as a newscaster. However the news you report on this event is it factual? Do you truly know of his private life?

    July 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  21. rose l

    hello anderson and everyone,

    I watched the entire memorial service. I think it was remarkable. I am so sad no one could help Michael before he took that last drug.

    I have not watched any memorial since Ronalds Regans Funeral, Regans and Michaels were a close 1st and second. Thank you for your friendly coverage of a World Icon.

    Hopefully his children will have a talent and carry on his legecy.
    Thanks again.

    Rose l Jamestown NY

    July 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  22. iljatano

    Anderson cooper, you are the best. I watch you everyday. God Bless you.
    Michael Jackson's memorial service was very moving. My condolences to the entire Jackson family.

    July 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  23. Jason G


    I would like to send our condolences to the Jackson family. No words can be spoken or written to articulate the contributions he made as a humanitarian that touched the lives of so many people. He will be missed and loved for eternity. Jason & Yulia Gervais

    July 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  24. Donna Washington

    I am a proud woman who grew up with michael and the Jackson 5 I have much love for his family and may god continue to keep his angels around them.

    July 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  25. eugene j bakos

    where can i get a program like the one they had for the people get for the mermoial for michael jackson if i can get two please let me know how it can be done thank you did a real good job on tv today eugene j bakos

    July 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm |