Coverage of the Michael Jackson memorial service has begun on CNN. Coverage will pick up later on NBC, CBS, MSNBC and E! Entertainment. Thousands of fans began lining up outside the Staples Center before the sun had even risen this morning.
The Jackson family’s celebrity guests include Jackson family announced the anticipated guests and speakers to include celebrities Ron Boyd; Kobe Bryant; Andrae Crouch Choir; Berry Gordy; Jennifer Hudson; “Britain’s Got Talent” finalist Shaheen Jafargholi; Magic Johnson; Martin Luther King III; Bernice A. King; John Mayer; Lionel Richie; Rev. Al Sharpton; Brooke Shields; Pastor Lucious Smith; Usher; and Stevie Wonder.
The private ceremony is underway at the Hall of Liberty. Afterwards Michael Jackson’s body will be processed through the streets and the memorial is scheduled to start at noon central time, though that will probably end up being delayed.