Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Loved that piece of music you just heard? Support the programming you enjoy by becoming a WWFM member with your financial contribution today. Thank you!

Michael Jackson's Memorial Service In L.A.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to attend a public memorial for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, and countless more around the world will watch the event on TV.

But some fraction of the population wonders why the death of any celebrity warrants such attention.

Guests:

Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African American Studies at Duke University

Nelson George, author and director. He wrote The Michael Jackson Story. In his remembrance of Michael Jackson, he compares the King of Pop to Citizen Kane.

Bill Wyman, editor of Hitsville.org, and the former arts editor of NPR and Salon.com

Listen to the TOTN podcast. Sign up for the newsletter.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.