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Throwback Thursday: The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

For people of a certain generation, The Jackson 5 were a large part of their early years. Which naturally beckoned Hollywood to tell their story via a television two part miniseries.

The Jacksons: An American Dream aired in 1992. Starring Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Joseph Jackson and Angela Bassett as Katherine Jackson, the viewer is introduced to the Jackson family, warts and all.

The problem with some programs of this ilk is that they can be over-dramatic. This can be done by either unnecessarily adding events that did not happen or making a low key piece of the timeline more dramatic than it needs to be. Granted, it is television, but I still found the story to be compelling. If everything that happened in this fictional adaption really happened, it certainly explains the public image of the family.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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