What needs to be noted, and you cannot count on cable news to do it, is putting some true pop culture context to how big a deal Michael Jackson was. Sure, we can talk about how many albums he sold and all kinds of stuff.
But you have to go deeper than that. Lots of people have sold a ton of records. But, not everybody gets to collaborate with Paul McCartney.
Seriously, imagine you're a Beatle. You don't just work with any schmuck out there. Sir Paul and MJ worked together often, but rarely as good as this:
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson