Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, “The big story today was a raid at the Neverland Ranch. Michael Jackson was so upset over the raid that he dangled himself over a balcony.”
Michael Jackson TV Special Looks Iffy Now
November 19, 2003 – The New York Post reports that following a police raid on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and subsequent child molestation charts, CBS is now wondering what to do with its new Jacko special, slated to air next week.
CBS declined to “speculate” if the network would drop the special in raid’s wake. “On balance it’s been a good [November] sweeps month for CBS,” said Katz TV Group’s industry analyst Bill Caroll. “But between this and ‘The Reagans,’ it’s the sort of thing that probably got [CBS chief] Les Moonves drinking Pepto-Bismol.”
Reports From Neverland And Jacko Profile
November 19, 2003 – KTLA had a pair of video clips, since removed, featuring reports from Neverland Ranch after police raided Michael Jackson’s home, and a profile of the King of Pop. His sister LaToya is featured from her 1993 remarks about her brother, and Jacko’s own videotaped response to the 1993 molestation allegations. They also play a clip of Jackson defending sleeping in the same bed with children and the infamous baby dangling incident.