BET Networkswill honor the memory of Michael Jackson’s birthday with a weekend of specials devoted to the King, beginning Thursday, August 27, at 10:00 p.m.* with MICHAEL JACKSON: LIFE OF A SUPERSTAR. Remember the King of Pop as BET pays tribute to the legacy of Michael Jackson.
Thursday, August 27
MICHAEL JACKSON: LIFE OF A SUPERSTAR (PREMIERE) – TVPG/CC
One-hour documentary that focuses on Michael Jackson’s music career at a young age and takes a look at his solo years in addition to how his collaboration with Quincy Jones yielded one of the best-selling albums of all time. Includes interviews with Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields, Liz Taylor, Quincy Jones, and Jermaine Jackson.
Encores: Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m.*, 6:00 p.m.*, 9:00 p.m.* / Sunday, August 30 at 4:00 p.m.*, 7:00 p.m.*
Friday, August 28
MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY: THE KING OF POP (PREMIERE) – TVPG/CC
Two-hour documentary features rare footage from 1980s interview not seen for 25 years and includes interviews with Jermaine Jackson, Latoya Jackson and Quincy Jones. Documentary also features thoughts from Nelson Mandela and the late Princess Diana.
Encores: Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m.* / Sunday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.*, 9:00 p.m.*
MICHAEL JACKSON: 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW (PREMIERE) – TVPG/CC
NEW half-hour special produced by BET Music that reveals 10 things viewers did not know about the King of Pop.
Encores: Saturday, August 29 at 12:30 p.m.*, 10:30 p.m.*/ Sunday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.*
Saturday, August 29
MICHAEL JACKSON: OUR ICON (PREMIERE) – TVPG/CC
Half-hour special of the exclusive footage featuring Michael Jackson’s Ebony Magazine photo cover shoot from December 2007. The broadcast special will feature a star-studded tribute from several insiders including “This is It” Music Tour Director Michael Bearden, Questlove of The Roots, R&B singer Brian McKnight, TV Star Fonzworth Bentley, and DJ Rashida from America’s Best Dance Crew. The world’s No. 1 Black magazines–EBONY and JET–will also offer perspectives from CEO Linda Johnson Rice, Acting Editor-In-Chief/ Creative Director Harriette Cole, Senior Writer Clarence Waldron and Senior Photo Editor Dudley M. Brooks.
Encore: Sunday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m.*
BET Music will also encore its special REMEMBER THE TIME: MICHAEL JACKSON (PART 1 + 2) on Saturday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m.* and Sunday, August 30 at 12:00 p.m.*
Viewers can visit www.bet.com/specials/michaeljackson for more Michael Jackson articles and photos.
*All times ET/PT