Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Family Trying To Block Documentary

Michael Jackson's family and estate want to cancel the airing of a documentary about Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday (11.11.11).

Network MSNBC is planning to show 'Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship', which followed Murray from five months after his famous patient's death under his care in June 2009, through his trial for involuntary manslaughter, which ended with him being found guilty on Monday (07.11.11).

Michael's sister, La Toya Jackson has been trying to find a way to get it stopped, tweeting earlier today (08.11.11): "I've been speaking 2 Legal since yes2day 2 C how we can prevent this from being aired (sic)."

Her brother, Jermaine, appears to prefer ignoring the documentary and the attention it will bring to Dr. Murray, who is in custody awaiting sentencing at the end of this month.

He tweeted: "I hear all upset/frustrations re Murray [documentary]. It's shameless and sickens me too, but I choose not to give it attention/controversy it craves (sic).

"We've bigger battles to fight than against the meaningless words of a liar whose version of events was unanimously rejected by a jury (sic)."

The co-executors of the late 'Thriller' star's estate, John Branca and John McClain, have also sent a letter to a number of TV executives, blasting the decision to air the documentary so soon after the trial and asking them to withdraw it.

An excerpt from the letter reads: "No sooner was Conrad Murray led away in handcuffs after his conviction on manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson then we discovered your MSNBC network inexplicably will show him in prime time Friday night as if he is worthy of celebrity.

"Since when was Dr. Murray ever Michael Jackson's friend? Since when does any doctor - let alone any friend - act in such an irresponsible manner in the care and treatment of another human being?

"MSNBC gives Conrad Murray a platform to shift the blame post-conviction to Michael Jackson, even though a jury considered the evidence and rejected this very argument."

'Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship' is set to air in the US on Friday (11.11.11).


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I want to see it !! he hasnt been sentenced yet!! and I dont really trust the 2 johns in charge of the estate as well!!! or the family!!!!!! the funeral was a insult for Michael Jackson and we were denied open casket viewing!! close friends werent there!! really weird!! we all know conrad murray killed MJ for more money ..tryed to make us think he was an addict!! which his body didnt show he took drugs!!! I want to see it all !!!
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i think the family is doing the right thing by blocking it
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write to the station about this one sided disgusting proposed show.get petitions going, writing here will have little if any impact on the the airing. tell the station directly.the jackson's should apply for a court ordered injunction to bar the airing.the jury was admonished not to say anything to anyone for 90 days. so were does the station get off airing a bs show that will only serve to turn the stomachs of those who should be spending time healing.ps murray is a sociopath with no morals, greedy, with NO license to practice medicine, currently remaneded to prison to protect the public. the 24 hour suicide watch is SOP, not preferential treatment
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Is this killer a sociopath?? He seems to crave the attention from "the kill." I hope this behavior will show Judge Pastor how sick and greedy this killer really is and give him the full four years without parole and no special treatment. He's a dangerous person.
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MSNBC must be desparate for ratings if they want to try to shed some light on that quack of a doctor. Like a dog, murray should be put down for being a greedy, immoral, sick bastard. And I too will not be a part of MSNBC anymore, I don't support murderers and those who want to pick off the carcus.
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I have also contacted NBC about this and asked it not be aired. Conrad Murray lost his right to speak when he murdered Michael and again when he refused to testify in court, he had his chance and gave it up. Poor Conrad Murray...NOT!
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He killed Michael and let 3 children without a father for the rest of their lives and not he wants to PROFIT off his killing?? He's been planning this since Nov 09, only 2 months after Michael was buried at Forest Lawn. Just when you think Murray can sink no further, he gives us more reason to despise him. What a bottom feeder. Kudos to the family, the Estate and everyone who is trying to stop this pathetic airing. Nice job, MSNBC. You can add this to your Bashir and Lockup garbage.
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