Michael Jackson Hospitalized - Update: LA Times Reports Jackson Has Died

alegrias6/25/2009 4:18:20 pm PDT

On the eve of President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993, Michael Jackson performed on the Washington Mall—you could see him on Jumbotron screens placed around the area.

My Iranian friend and I wandered around listening to Jackson’s music in the background on that beautiful afternoon, with our small nieces & nephews who were more interested in pointing at the big rats running around Washington DC at dusk.