(NEW YORK) - June 23, 2010 - In an upcoming "Dateline," Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, speaks out in her only television interview about her son's death and who is responsible; how her grandchildren are coping and her relationship with them; and how the family will be marking the first anniversary of his death. In addition, she responds candidly to accusations about Michael Jackson being a child molester and rumors about Debbie Rowe wanting custody of the children. The interview, conducted by Sonia Lowe, was licensed from a production company by "Dateline" and will be part of an anniversary special, "Michael Jackson: A Mother's Story" reported on by Josh Mankiewicz. It will air this Friday, June 25 (9:00 PM/ET).
Below are excerpts from the interview. If used, please note the mandatory credit: "In an interview airing Friday, June 25 on 'Dateline NBC.'"
Jackson: "He told me several times that um he felt that people wanted him gone wanted him dead":