CNN, which has enjoyed a strong ratings surge for its Jackson programming, lists its coverage as starting at 6 a.m. with Kiran Chetry anchoring American Morning from Los Angeles. The memorial itself will become the focus at noon with Don Lemon continuing to anchor CNN's coverage from Los Angeles. He will be joined there by Soledad O'Brien, Anderson Cooper and Larry King.
Several of CNN's sister channels – HLN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol – will also be carrying the memorial live. Robin Meade, A.J. Hammer and Jane Velez-Mitchell will anchor the coverage at HLN (formerly Headline News).