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June 29th, 2009
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What’s on Tap – Monday June 29, 2009

A removal vehicle leaves the rented Holmby Hills home of music legend Michael Jackson after his recent death, in Los Angeles on June 27, 2009. Getty Images
A removal vehicle leaves the rented Holmby Hills home of music legend Michael Jackson after his recent death, in Los Angeles on June 27, 2009. Getty Images

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • The doctor who was the last person to see Michael Jackson alive was interviewed for three hours by police over the weekend.  His lawyer was in the room and will join us live with a timeline of the singer's final moments, and the efforts to revive him.
  • The death of TV’s most popular pitchman.  Billy Mays died hours after hitting his head on a hard landing.  He's the guy who had you running to the phone saying, "I gotta have this."  He made people with big ideas – millionaires.  Other passengers are talking about what happened inside that plane.  An autopsy is planned for today.
  • It's judgment day for the face of corruption in this country, convicted con man Bernie Madoff.  The biggest rip-off artist in history – could spend the rest of his life in prison.  Some of his 8,000 victims will be there to send him off.

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  1. viewer

    I thought it was very strange as well that Joe Jackson was announcing
    his his new record label during his interview last night with CNN. I tuned in to the BET award show. I was very disapppointed, so I kept changing the channel. That was not any kind of special tribute to Michael Jackson. I am sure his funeral will give him the proper respect and final tribute to his life. A great talent. He will be missed by many in spite of his obvious, personal demons. I think he should
    be buried at Neverland. Please rest in peace Michael!!!

    June 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  2. Jam

    Three days after the death of his son and this man acts as though
    nothing has happened. Does this man have feelings? Why did
    he show up? He didn`t do it to support Janet.I found that to be
    very heartbreaking. I can understand why his children especially
    Michael resent him. Joseph Jackson was there to promote to pro-mote his record company.....So very sad.

    June 29, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  3. Lori

    We've lost A LOT of great soldiers too, but I dont see the public having a mass cry fest over them... do you?

    This just proves that there is something seriously wrong with this country.

    June 29, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  4. Larry

    Bernie Madoff–One down, how many to go as the FBI investigates the collapse of our financial system?

    There are a lot more maggots in the system who need to be prosecuted.

    June 29, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  5. Jeane

    My sympathies to the family and the children. We lost a great man

    I have a question for the autorney of Dr. Murray.

    In the CPR protocole there is compressions and ventilation involve. Did dr. Murray did the compression and ventilation cycle or he only the the compression? On the news we hear about the compresssion but not about the ventilation ( mouth to mouth or mouth to mask) Ventilation brings Oxygene thrue the blood...


    June 29, 2009 at 7:52 am |
  6. Vicky

    CNN is being very very nice to Joe Jackson. After seeing the interview from the BET awards given by Don Lemon I was horrified when he used his sons death as a platform to announce his new record company. Joe Jackson always saw his son as a big dollar sign and still does.

    June 29, 2009 at 7:13 am |