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VH1 Celebrates Michael Jackson

VH1 Classic will air a special music video tribute all weekend, while VH1 will air "Michael Jackson: King Of Videos" and a news special.

June 26, 2009

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NEW YORK, NY—His music defined an era while his music videos re-defined a medium. Michael Jackson simply changed the world forever with his artistry, his vision and his music. Starting Saturday, June 27 at 12 noon ET/PT, VH1 Classic will celebrate the legacy of the man that became the "King Of Pop" and the artist behind "Thriller," the world's biggest selling album ever.

The channel will air a special music video tribute throughout the weekend, airing the songs, the performances, the choreography, and the styles that still impact pop culture four decades after he first became a star with The Jackson 5. The tribute, hosted by "VH1 Top 20 Countdown" host Jim Shearer, will run throughout the weekend until Midnight on Sunday, June 28.

Some of the historic videos VH1 Classic will air include:
  • Another Part Of Me
  • Bad
  • Beat It
  • Billie Jean
  • Black Or White
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  • Leave Me Alone
  • Man In The Mirror
  • Remember The Time
  • Rock With You
  • Smooth Criminal
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • You Are Not Alone
Sister channel VH1 is also remembering the "King Of Pop" through an on-air VH1 News packages as well as a VH1 News special covering Jackson's entire biography that will premiere today, Friday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT.

VH1 will also air "Michael Jackson: King Of Videos," a two-hour video tribute special that Jackson himself called the special's producer to thank them for their work. That special will air tonight, Friday June 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.