27/11/01 Michael Jackson's New Single and Video "Cry"
"Cry," the second single taken from Michael Jackson's new album "Invincible," will be released commercially in December around the world, except in North America. Sony music has scheduled to release "Cry" in many countries on December 4th, while December 10th is the release date slated elsewhere.
"Cry" was written by R. Kelly, who previously collaborated with Jackson on the 1995 #1 hit "You Are Not Alone," taken from the "HIStory" album.
The official web site MichaelJackson.com has made the short film "Cry" available for viewing. To view, go to the short films section. The video has also been playing on television in many countries around the world.
16/11/01 Full Version of BAD Video Released on DVD
Sony Music has released on Nov. 13, 2001 special DVD editions of two Michael Jackson home videos. Both home videos were previously released commercially, but these 'special editions' offer added features and bonus material. Of interest to fans is the inclusion of the rarely seen full version of the BAD video . The complete Bad short film has aired on television only occasionally and has not previously been included on any home video compilation.
15/11/01 Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special Draws 45 Million TV Viewers
Nielsen Media Research, the TV ratings company, estimates that 45 million viewers saw part or all of the "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" special, which aired on USA's CBS television network on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 to 11 PM ET. The viewership increased steadily throughout the show, with an average of 25.7 million viewers. The two-hour special was filmed at the Sept. 7 and 10, 2001 concerts held in New York City.
The "30th Anniversary" special was the most watched program of the evening, enjoying about twice the viewership of it's closest competitor. It became CBS's biggest Tuesday night since 1994 for non-sports programming.
Senior Vice President for CBS specials, Jack Sussman, said that the Michael Jackson special "..was an opportunity to see a performer who has had a long and successful career but who has been out of the limelight for a while. He's still one of the greatest performers ever, and when he gets onstage and the music starts, it's magic."
The "30th Anniversary" special will air on Channel 7 in Australia on Nov. 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM.
Jackson's last televised concert to air in the USA was in 1992, when the cable channel HBO aired the Dangerous tour concert from Bucharest live. The 1992 broadcast earned the highest audience on any cable network and won a Cable Ace Award. The Bucharest concert was broadcast live in 61 countries around the world.