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)

(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.

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Jan 1, 2011 4:36 AM CST
I guess The Discovery Channel moon walked right out of this controversy.
Dec 31, 2010 9:27 PM CST
Now we'll never get to know how tastefully they dramatized the autopsy.
Dec 31, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Damn! That really is too bad. I figured there would be cutaway (pun intended) shots of Joe, the Rev. Jesse & the Rev. Al giving us a "play by play."