CHICAGO -- Michael Jackson's mother, father and children appeared on a pre-taped episode of Monday's "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and spoke out about the pop star, rumors of family discord and life since Jackson died a year and a half ago.
Jackson's two oldest children, 13-year-old Prince and 12-year-old Paris, said they were adjusting well to private school.
Jackson's youngest child, ' Blanket,' is still being home-schooled.
The children have been living with their grandmother, Katherine Jackson, since their father's death in June, 2009.
Paris told Oprah about the veils that she and her brother and sister were made to wear in public.
She said the veils weren't always comfortable but they wore them so no one would recognize them when they were out in public without their famous father.
Prince said when the family lived in Bahrain, he and his father often walked on the beach early in the morning drinking Coca Cola and eating candy.
Paris recalled how her father took her to art museums and was "the best cook ever."
Katherine Jackson also told Oprah that she believed her son was addicted to plastic surgery.
She said that she was concerned that his nose kept getting smaller and that it looked "like a toothpick at one time."
Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, also appeared in a brief pre-taped interview with his wife.
He first denied that he had beaten his children as Michael Jackson had told Oprah in a 1993 interview.
However, he later admitted whipping them with a strap to keep them out of trouble.
"Do you regret those strappings on your children?" Winfrey point-blank asked Joseph Jackson, father of music legend Michael, who had been physically disciplined as a child.
No, he didn't regret them, said Jackson
During a discussion on the fine points between being beaten or whipped during the segment, Oprah announced, "I was beaten as a kid because that was the culture, that was the way we were raised."
Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother said, "You might as well admit it: That's the way black people raised their children. He used a strap."
However, Joe Jackson, who in an interview last year blamed his wife for Michael's death, saying he thought his wife "is too easy with people.... just like Michael."
Michael Jackson physician Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly improperly administering a mixture of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol, in an attempt to get the chronic insomniac to sleep. Murray has pleaded not guilty.
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