|As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history,|
the more that fact and legend become intertwined.
It's hard to say where the truth really lies.
June 16, 1976
The TV show The Jacksons began airing for four weeks on CBS.
The Jacksons was a variety show featuring the Jackson siblings (except for Jermaine, who was signed to Motown while the Jackson group was signed to the Epic/CBS record label). It was the first variety show where the entire cast were siblings. As with the Jackson 5 regular performances, Michael Jackson was the lead performer in musical and dance performances.
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To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".