Discovery Cancels Show on Michael Jackson's Autopsy
Fans, estate decried program as 'in shockingly bad taste'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2010 3:53 PM CST
In this file CD cover image released by Epic Records, newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson, entitled "Michael," is shown.   (AP Photo/Epic Records, File)
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(Newser) – The Discovery Channel has scrapped plans to air a reenactment of Michael Jackson's autopsy, Reuters reports. Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson had been scheduled to air internationally next month (though not in the US), but the network decided that with a court hearing on Dr. Conrad Murray's culpability set next week, it was probably ill-advised. Jackson's estate sent a letter this week calling the show "insensitive" and "in shockingly bad taste," and fans worldwide signed on online petition. Click for the latest on the Murray case.