Michael to be subject of a Barbara Walters TV special.

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Barbara Walters Presents: Season Two Renewal for ID Series
by Jessica Pena, November 29, 2016



Barbara Walters is sticking with Investigation Discovery. Recently, the network announced they’ve renewed the TV series Barbara Walters Presents for a second season.

Hosted by Walters, the docuseries explores famous scandals and features interviews with the people who were there. Season two will cover Michael Jackson, Leona Helmsley, and Gary Hart.


The new season of Barbara Walters Presents debuts on December 6th.

From Investigation Discovery:

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Pulling from the vault of one of the most legendary journalists of all time, BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS returns for a second season, revealing exclusive interviews from scandals that captivated the nation. ID and ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions marry gripping interviews from the past and present as Walters leads viewers through three explosive stories: Michael Jackson, Leona Helmsley and Gary Hart. Just as fascinating as the stories themselves, are those that tell them. In all-new interviews, Walters speaks with Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson’s older brother and Jackson 5 bandmate, as well as TJ Jackson, Michael’s nephew and guardian of his children ; Rudy Giuliani, the prosecutor for Leona Helmsley’s “tax cheating;” and Donna Rice, the woman who’s alleged relationship with Gary Hart sparked his political downfall. They – and others – share their thoughts in BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS premiering on Tuesday, December 6 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery (ID).

Through careful analysis of the evolving landscape and growing influence of media coverage, BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS draws conclusions as to why these three fell under public conviction in the height of their careers. Not common in true-crime, Walters examines those who were brought to trial by the press, blurring the line between what is rumor and what is fact. With an unparalleled talent to get to the heart of every story, each hour-long episode relies on Walters’ new and archived interviews as she unravels the humans within them.

Featuring brand new interviews from individuals and extended, new scenes from original interviews, episodes for the new season of BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS include:

Gary Hart / Donna Rice: The Scandal that Changed History

Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 9/8c

In 1987, handsome Senator Gary Hart seemed on the road to be President. With personal charisma, political savvy, good looks and the intelligence to match, it seemed like nothing could stop him. That is until the Miami Herald received an ‘all too good to be true’ tip: Hart, a married man, had been seen with a mysterious younger blonde woman. Intense media frenzy followed. The blonde, revealed as Donna Rice, was promptly dragged into the limelight of constant gossip tabloids. Within six days of the story breaking, Hart left the race – forever changing U.S. political coverage. In interviews with Donna Rice and other key figures, Barbara Walters discusses the historical repercussions of one single scandal.

Leona Helmsley: The Queen of the Palace

Premieres Tuesday, December 13 at 9/8c

In the heyday of the “greed-is-good” 1980s, Leona Helmsley reigned over a real estate empire. Her fabled parties included everyone from Frank Sinatra to Barbara Walters, and even a young Donald Trump. Her ad campaign for the luxurious Helmsley Palace Hotel made her a national celebrity, but it was her poor treatment of others and tax evasion that made her a national criminal. Barbara Walters sits down with the man who took Leona down, Rudy Giuliani; the woman who covered it all in the press, Cindy Adams; and Leona Helmsley herself with new interviews revealed from the past.

Michael Jackson: The Man in the Mirror

Premieres Tuesday, December 20 at 9/8c

Michael Jackson is one of pop culture’s greatest icons and noted philanthropists. But to the public over the years he was a mass of contradictions: a sensitive man who swaggered through his videos; a proud African-American who altered most of his identifiably black features; an innocent accused of stealing the innocence of others. Barbara Walters interviewed the Jackson family for years. Now, never before seen moments from Barbara’s past interviews with Michael and a revealing new interview with Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson’s older brother and Jackson 5 bandmate, as well as TJ Jackson, Michael’s nephew and guardian of his children. Tito and nephew TJ shed light on the myth behind the man. In this premiere episode, the people who knew Michael Jackson speak of a man – not a myth.


BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS is produced for Investigation Discovery by Lincoln Square Productions with John R. Green serving as senior executive producer and Peri Muldofsky and David Perozzi as executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.”

Here's a link to the article.
http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/barbara-walters-presents-season-two-renewal-id-series/
 

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I don't trust any of them. They've been playing the game against him for too many years for me to believe their going to start being fair now. We'll see I guess.
 

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Doesn't sound good to me. Had NO idea that Barbara had a new show on the ID channel-hadn't really heard anything of her since she left the View. Has anyone seen the first season?

Her interview with Michael after Prince was born was pretty awful-he was extremely talky and happy (probably because of Prince) and she seemed condescending and rude to me-
 

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Wah wah. No thanks. Shes as fake as they come.makes swayer look compasionate
 

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I think it's safe to say this will be more of the same hack journalism we've all come to expect whenever Michael Jackson is the subject.

I'll pass!
 

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Barbara is a fraud... won't be watching.. she was always so tabloidish and condescending when it came to Mike.
 

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Barbara is a fraud... won't be watching.. she was always so tabloidish and condescending when it came to Mike.

She acted the same way towards Steven Spielberg. She's a horrible person
 

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I don't trust her. I'll give it a watch, but I don't have high hopes for her to be fair and objective.
She has never seemed to be objective and neutral when it comes to Michael. In 1997, she was pretty condescending to Michael and seemed to side with the tabloids.
 

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Yeah but that foxs signature slogan. Funniest one ever
 

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I agree with all of these comments.
When she interviewed Michael she was so intrusive, pushy, and was obviously trying to twist Michael's words while trying to bait him into saying things that could be twisted by herself and the media.
Watching people interview Michael oftentimes reminds me of watching a fencing match.
 

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well reading the description it looks very pro MJ... almost too pro MJ to believe! I guess we will see, they did not play on the ambiguity at all and made Michael sounds great.. Coming from a journalist that's rare so we shall see I guess.
 

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Can't believe the Jacksons are working with this woman. Her objective is access to MJ kids. She was the host for the Bashir MJ interview in the usa. Every other word from her mouth was " disturbing." She turned many minds against MJ.
 

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Barb Waw-waw ...No thanks, I'll Pass. Condesending as she comes.
Trying to get her claws to PPB thru TJ Jackson
Freaked the crap outta me she showed herself at Michael's funeral
service that beamed across the world.
 

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I honestly think the show will be positive.... Reason, Walters is too devious to make it negative.. She has a positive show, it gets her "in".
 

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I'll still tune in. The very moment I hear some bullcrap then I'm turning it off. I give it 3 minutes, tops.
 

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I hated the way she treated Michael in her interview. Michael was obviously nice but if that was me in Michael's place, I would have put her in her place.
 

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Barbara has said positive things about Michael so i hope she stay on that path.
 

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Tito? That is one lame ass no use brotha. I remember when he talked to some British
hack on some UK show and when he was asked did anything inappropriate happen he answered
I don't know. WTF?

Fact is that Tito is like Katherine. They don't know shit about the allegations and they are totally
ineffective when it comes to defending MJ. On 60 minutes Kathrine mentioned that hoax of Jordan recanting his story
instead of talking about Evan's recorded phone call, or the 20 million dollar demand, or Jordan's refusal
to testify any of the actual evidence this stupid woman had to mention a freaking hoax.....which of course
the host was more than eager to refute, cause they always like to tell the CHandler's side of the story.

Tito is the same. He is clueless. Jermaine is much better, knows much more about the evidence
but he is not assertive enough either.

TJ? I never saw anything from him that would actually convince someone on the fence that MJ was innocent.

We'll see. I don't have much hope for this.

But isn't this the same network which said they are working on a documentary that would expose his accusers
and the media?
 

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Tito? That is one lame ass no use brotha. I remember when he talked to some British
hack on some UK show and when he was asked did anything inappropriate happen he answered
I don't know. WTF?

Fact is that Tito is like Katherine. They don't know shit about the allegations and they are totally
ineffective when it comes to defending MJ. On 60 minutes Kathrine mentioned that hoax of Jordan recanting his story
instead of talking about Evan's recorded phone call, or the 20 million dollar demand, or Jordan's refusal
to testify any of the actual evidence this stupid woman had to mention a freaking hoax.....which of course
the host was more than eager to refute, cause they always like to tell the CHandler's side of the story.

Tito is the same. He is clueless. Jermaine is much better, knows much more about the evidence
but he is not assertive enough either.

TJ? I never saw anything from him that would actually convince someone on the fence that MJ was innocent.

We'll see. I don't have much hope for this.

But isn't this the same network which said they are working on a documentary that would expose his accusers
and the media?

Calling Katherine stupid for this is wrong. Do you really think Katherine wants to read up on how her son was photographed naked, on what Jordan Chandler claimed MJ did to him and more? Of course not. She couldn't stomach hearing about the pornography her son owned.

Somebody should of stopped her saying Jordan recanted. Who knows how that came about though. It was a mistake.

Expecting her to know all about the cases is ridiculous. A Mother doesn't want to read about all that.
 

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Then dont talk about it. It just makes you look stupid and makes mj look guilty when his own family are so clueless about the facts and are useless at defending him.unfortunatly they cant refuse a few bucks so will take any chance to make some regardless of how it makes them or mj look
 

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^ They don't talk about it unless they are asked.. family members are not fans! they don't obsess about facts the way we do and we as fans don't have the sentimental issues of the pain reading into it..

You know how many fans read the autopsy??? Now you think his mother wanted to read how much his heart weighed? Come on, leave her alone, she's dealt with enough!!!!!
 

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Obviously I don't think Katherine is stupid, but I do think she is naive-and also really think that she is very protected. Michael obviously protected his mother with a lot of things and she strikes me as the kind of woman that turned to religion when there were problems in her life or the family's life. I remember an interview after (the Oprah one) with the whole family and you can tell that they really didn't know about the vitiligo-if they did know, they probably found out right around when the show aired. I heard her say that about Chandler and I've heard her say something about him probably having body dysmorphic order-and both times somebody probably told her and she accepted it as a logical reason, even though they weren't true.


I was thinking about this show yesterday, and decided to do a few minutes of research and found the whole first year on YouTube. Also a few interviews she gave about the series last year. I can already tell it's going to be trash-along the lines of the Reelz channel docs. It's all about BIG American Scandals-that had everybody talking-the Menendez Bros. who killed their parents, the teacher that had a couple of kids with her 13 year old student (Mary Jane LaTourneu), JonBenet Ramsey murder, Jean Harris murder, Robert Blake, that kind of stuff. The difference is that she interviewed these people back in the day, so those interviews will be cut in as well as re-interviewing some people today that were involved.
I'll bet money we won't hear that Michael was innocent and railroaded by the legal system, but she'll interview Mrs. Jackson and Tito, etc. and they'll say pretty much what we've heard already-how upsetting it was, etc.
 

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^ They don't talk about it unless they are asked.. family members are not fans! they don't obsess about facts the way we do and we as fans don't have the sentimental issues of the pain reading into it..

You know how many fans read the autopsy??? Now you think his mother wanted to read how much his heart weighed? Come on, leave her alone, she's dealt with enough!!!!!

well if i loved and cared about someone i would want to know about the facts inorder to defend the one i love. If i dont want to read up then i certainly wouldnt make comments about it i would just say im not ansering such questions.because all you do is make mj look bad/guilty and yourself when your cluelss about the thing you are being questioned about.especially when you have a tight nit mantre

Fans read up on the facts because they love mj and want to defend him.its totally about love.using maureens fans and family B.S wont fly anymore especially how they happily throw mj under the bus inorder to protect their image.

No ones asking katherine to read the autopsy.many fans ,i for one went no where near it. Compairing that with not making knowingly false claims about chandler because of what ppl told her or all the other things she and the family have said and done have nothing to do with each other.

And no doubt they all got a pay check for the above tabloid trash.
 

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I'll just give this a pass. No what they say it will probably be heavily edited anyway and I don't trust any of the shows or doc's coming out. One day they may begin to be more open and honest about him, but I don't think we're there yet. If they were it would be like admitting they weren't honest before.
As for Katherine, I think she doesn't want to know everything. Perhaps its too painful or perhaps that's just the way she is. For me, as a mother, I'd want to know what was happening to my child and would defend them with my last breath.
 
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