Air Date: November 8, 2010 – Talking To Michael Jackson’s Mom

After Oprah shares her once upon a time crush to Ms. Jackson’s son Jackie, the interview turns toward Michael. The interview quickly turns to tears when Ms. Jackson looks at a childhood picture of young Michael. He would always tease and play jokes on his brothers.

Oprah talks about how her and Michael disagreed on showing his adolescence pictures. Oprah says, Michael did not want them shown during their 1993 interview while Oprah felt  it was a good idea. Ms. Jackson recalls how Michael felt about his physical appearance prior to any plastic surgery, “I’m just so ugly.” Oprah asks, “What did you think?” This question is in reference of Michael getting his nose job. She says, the nose would make him happy.

What did you think when Michael said he was marrying Lisa Marie Presley? Ms. Jackson says, “It was a surprise to me.” Lisa Marie never met Ms. Jackson prior to getting married. When Oprah mentions her recent interview with Lisa Marie Presley, Oprah says she really understands now how Lisa loved Michael. Ms. Jackson agreed Lisa Marie really did love him. (Clearing the rumors from years past that the couple’s marriage just might have been a PR stunt.)

June 25th was a shock and the worst day of her life. The day Pop Icon Michael Jackson passed away. Ms. Jackson says, the doctor told her that Michael was gone after she arrived at the hospital. (She also says, Michael had already passed before she had received the call from the hospital.) While sitting across from Oprah Ms. Jackson’s eyes fill with tears as she talks about this tragic day.

Oprah asks about the kids since Ms. Jackson says Michael’s three children were in a separate room at the hospital when she found out about her son’s death. My eyes soon began to swell as Michael’s mom reveals the moments and actions of Michael’s only daughter Paris. Ms. Jackson shares Paris wanted to go with him.”Daddy I can’t make it without you. I want to be with you.” Ms. Jackson tells Oprah this was the first she had heard he was taking propofol.

For a brief segment conversation turns to the days of Michael Jackson’s highly publicized trial in 2005 where Michael was facing accusations of molesting a child. Ms. Jackson says, “He used to trust people. His problem was he trusted too much. And after that trial he did not trust anybody.”

“Why didn’t he take care of my child. Why did he leave the room. You know. And why did he give that to him? It’s very dangerous -why did you do it?” These are the words Ms. Jackson says, she would want to tell Doctor Conard Murray.

Ms. Katherine Jackson & Joe Jackson with Oprah

  1. The couple says they are not divorced.
  2. Ms. Jackson says Joe did use a strap to discipline Michael.
  3. Mr. Jackson points out that he does not regret using the strap as his nine kids have never been in jail.
  4. Ms. Jackson says, she knew Michael was special at a very young age. She recalls how Michael used to keep the beat to their old washing machine around 1.5 years old.

The Next Jackson Generation

  1. Prince says, he likes video games and sports. He would like to produce movies and direct.
  2. Paris says, she wants to be an actress when she gets older.
  3. All the grandchildren say they are interested in show biz.
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