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Poll: 64 percent say too much Jackson coverage


LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans say news organizations have spent too much time covering the death of musical legend Michael Jackson. But half also say the media is striking the right balance between covering the star's personal life and career.

The Pew Research Center polls 1,000 adults shortly after Jackson's death last week in Los Angeles.

64 percent of those surveyed said Jackson's passing has received too much coverage, while 29 percent said the story received the right amount, and 3 percent said the story got too little attention.

30 percent say they followed the story very closely, though that number jumped to 80 percent among blacks.

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