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Larry King to Air Archival Footage of Cronkite Talking about Michael Jackson

07/18/2009 12:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a special Larry King Live airing tonight to commemorate the death of veteran newsman Walter Cronkite, CNN will air rare archival footage of Mr. Cronkite talking about Michael Jackson, the network confirmed today.

"It wasn't easy, but we did some digging and it turns out Walter did mention Michael once or twice," Mr. King said. "This is going to be a real treat for our viewers."

In order to fill out the hour-long program, CNN has also created video "mash-ups" to make it appear as though Mr. Cronkite was reporting on key events in Mr. Jackson's life.

"We've got one where Walter is talking about the moonwalk, and then boom, we cut to Motown's 25th anniversary special," Mr. King said. "It's amazing what the kids can do with these video editing gizmos." More here