In this CNN screen grab, Dr. Conrad Murray listens as he sits in court during his sentencing for the involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson.
November 29, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol. The pop star used it to help him sleep and prosecutors showed that Murray's gross negligence contributed to Jackson's June 2009 death.
Dr. Conrad Murray, surrounded by his defense attorneys, looks on after the defense rested its case in his involuntary manslaughter trial.
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November 2, 2011 Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal physician of the late entertainer Michael Jackson, will deliver closing arguments Thursday.
September 28, 2011 During rehearsals before his June 2009 death, the pop star seemed strong, a promoter testifies at the trial of Jackson's doctor.
September 27, 2011 The prosecution is making the case that Jackson's trust in his doctor led to his death. That physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Dr. Conrad Murray.
March 24, 2011 Obama returns to Washington; Israel strikes Gaza; Spain and Portugal government financial problems; Michael Jackson's doctor on trial
January 11, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray could face up to four years in prison if convicted.
The late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson is shown onstage during opening night of his 1984 Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
June 25, 2010 Michael Jackson's Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Bruce Swedien reflects on the late 'King of Pop's' work ethic and fashion sense, and why he will always be missed.
Michael Jackson performs at 'Motown 25' in 1983.
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June 25, 2010 NPR Guest Host Tony Cox remembers the best concert he ever saw -- Michael Jackson and his brothers performing in a 1983 Motown anniversary concert.
October 28, 2009 The tour footage serves only as a memorial to the moon-walking, crotch-grabbing legend. And, of course, it will also help to answer those questions about whether Michael Jackson still "had it" — as in dance moves — at age 50. Is it a fitting tri...
July 7, 2009 Alt-country artist Robbie Fulks remembers Michael Jackson.
July 2, 2009 There is still a war in Iraq, Afghanistan, political uproar in Iran," wrote Carol Gendel. "In other words, real news to be reported.
July 2, 2009 Leaving your kids to your favorite celebrity?
May 13, 2009 The King of Pop gets set to take the stage again... performing dozens of sold-out shows in London. Will there be a new moonwalk?
February 26, 2008 Who's bad? Oh, I think you know. It's Michael Jackson's Thriller.
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