The Sheila Files: BET’s Michael Jackson Birthday Schedule of Programming

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BET will Honor the birthday of Michael Jacks with special programming
all weekend.
Program includes:
 “Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar,” a one-hour documentary that
focuses on his music career at a young age, his solo years and his
collaboration with Quincy Jones. The special 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.*
     Tonight at 8 is the premiere of “Michael Jackson History: The
King of Pop,” a two-hour documentary featuring rare footage from 1980s
interviews not seen for 25 years. It 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.*
      Tonight at 10 is the premiere of “Michael Jackson: 10 Things You
Didn’t Know,” a half-hour special produced by BET Music that reveals
10 things viewers did not know about the artist. Encores: Saturday,
August 29 at 12:30 p.m.*, 10:30 p.m.*/ Sunday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.*
      At 10 p.m. Saturday, which would have been Jackson’s 51st
birthday, BET premieres “Michael Jackson: Our Icon,” a half-hour
special of the exclusive footage from Michael’s Ebony Magazine photo
cover shoot in December 2007. The broadcast 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, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. and
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 12 noon.
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