I have always wanted to see this interview. The interview had taken place on February 25 1983, by Entertainment Tonight. 26 years before his death. The video Thriller or Beat It had not been created yet; Michael had never moonwalked on stage at the Motown 25 anniversary show. The album Thriller had been out 3 months. On that day 2/25/83 Michael was presented double Platinum awards at a CBS Records press conference. The awards were presented to him by Jane Fonda..