FROM Cara Di Massa
Private Rites and Public Memorial for Michael Jackson Today's burial and memorial services for Michael Jackson drew smaller than expected crowds to downtown Los Angeles, but the televised public star-studded memorial was viewed by millions worldwide. We get two reports on today's tributes. Cara Di Massa of the Los Angeles Times and Amy Kaufman of TheWrap.com joins us from just outside the Staples Center.
Private Rites and Public Memorial for Michael Jackson Today's burial and memorial services for Michael Jackson have drawn huge crowds in Los Angeles, and the televised public memorial at Staples Center downtown is expected to be viewed by millions worldwide. Some of the music industry's biggest stars turned out to pay tribute to the King of Pop. Cara Di Massa is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times .
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