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60 MINUTES [UPDATED]
Air Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "N/A"
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"60 MINUTES" CAMERAS GIVEN ACCESS TO MICHAEL JACKSON'S PERSONAL POSSESSIONS FOR A STORY ABOUT THE KING OF POP'S LUCRATIVE LEGACY - SUNDAY ON CBS

In life, Michael Jackson earned hundreds of millions and spent even more, accumulating an estimated half-billion dollars in debt towards the end of his life, when a tarnished image curtailed his earning power. In death, however, the King of Pop has never been more popular, with almost 60 million Facebook "friends," and music sales and business deals made by his estate earning more than enough to repay his debt. Lara Logan reports on this unprecedented turnaround and gets a private tour of some of the personal items that meant the most to the late star for a 60 MINUTES story to be broadcast Sunday, May 19 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

While the Jackson estate amasses millions through the Michael Jackson Immortal Tour, an acrobatic performance to his music by Cirque Du Soleil, as well as iTunes and album sales, his possessions sit in storage. Nobody knows what they are worth. It's anybody's guess at what they could bring at auction with the right people biding.

Karen Langford, a friend of Jackson's who worked with him since 1981, is the archivist for the Jackson estate. She takes Logan for a tour of a warehouse full of Jackson's memorabilia.

The tour begins, appropriately, with the Neverland sign sitting on the floor of the 20,000-foot warehouse. It once sat atop the gates to his famous compound that included an amusement park, zoo and his mansion.

Inside, Logan sees Grammy awards, a fleet of cars, antiques, video games, and some of the clothing he wore on stage. The sequined glove he wore on the Billie Jean Tour, worth an estimated $80,000, is kept in a safe on premises.

Other things may not have obviously high value but were priceless to the star, including the wooden rocking horse given to Jackson by one of his closest friends, Elizabeth Taylor. "To MJ, Love ET," reads the inscription.

The items will be stored until Jackson's children come of age and decide what they want to do with them. Meanwhile, the revenue machine that has taken in over $600 million since the entertainer's death in 2009 - more than any other single living artist has earned over the period - is predicted to hum along for many years to come.

Sunday evening after the program, 60MinutesOvertime.com, the 60 MINUTES webcast, will present an even deeper look into the memorabilia few have ever seen since Jackson's death.

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60 MINUTES (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/68 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
46 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 47th) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television's #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday's #1 non-sports program.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS News