Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett
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06/27/2009 at 07:00 AM EDT
The two pop icons who passed away this week will be remembered this weekend on the very medium that helped propel them into the famous figures they were.
In memory of Michael Jackson, TV Land will air the 1992 five hour mini-series, The Jacksons: An American Dream
on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both Eastern and Pacific Times), with an immediate encore presentation from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The biographical series documents the progression of Michael's career from childhood to international stardom.
TV Land will also honor the memory of Farrah Fawcett with a tribute presentation of two Charlie's Angels
episodes on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (both ET and PT), leading up to the airing of the first two episodes of the 2005 TV Land original series, Chasing Farrah
from 9 to 10 p.m.
The Biography Channel, BIO, is offering Michael Jackson
on Saturday at 10 p.m., tracing his ascent to stardom to his death on Thursday. Among those interviewed for the special are Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Liza Minnelli, and Michael's sister LaToya, brother Jermaine and mother Katherine.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, CNN will air Michael Jackson
– Man in the Mirror
, a report on the troubled life of the singer, featuring interviews with Usher
, who gained inspiration as an artist from Jackson, to family friend and album collaborator Rodney Jenkins.