WATCH: Jesse Jackson talks about close friendship with Aretha Franklin

Jackson has been friends with Franklin for more than 40 years

DETROIT – Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared live Wednesday morning on Local 4.

Jackson opened up about his close friend, Detroit's own Aretha Franklin. He has been friends with Franklin for decades, having spoke at her father's funeral in 1984.

Watch the interview with Local 4's Rhonda Walker above. 

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Day 2 of visitation

A public visitation for Franklin will continue into its second day on Wednesday in Detroit. Franklin's boy is lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. 

The funeral is Friday at Greater Grace Temple. 

LIVE COVERAGE: Day 2 of Aretha Franklin funeral visitation in Detroit

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