CNN, E! and BET to Air Live Coverage of Whitney Houston's Funeral


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CNN and E! will broadcast the service taking place at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark on Saturday, February 18, with BET planning a news special 'Live: The Homegoing of Whitney Houston'.

Several cable networks have unveiled their plans to air coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday, February 18. CNN is one of them, scheduling "Whitney Houston: Life, Death Music" which will be anchored by Piers Morgan, Soledad O'Brien and Don Lemon at 11:00 A.M. ET.

E! will additionally broadcast the funeral without interruptions from inside the church. Tapped as the anchor is Jason Kennedy, who will provide insight into the the details of the event. The channel also plans an E! News Special Report, "Whitney Houston: The Funeral", beginning at 11:30 A.M. ET.

As for BET, it will cover the funeral of the late pop icon on its news special, "Live: The Homegoing of Whitney Houston", which begins at 11:30 A.M. ET. A one-hour special titled "BET Remembers Whitney" will follow the live coverage.

A new cable channel, Bounce TV, also plans to air the funeral without commercial interruption starting at 9 A.M. PT. Other networks which will air coverage of the private service include Fox News Channel, HLN and MSNBC.

Houston's publicist has previously announced that The Associated Press will be the pool camera for the ceremony, which will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Some stars invited to the funeral are Chaka Khan, Diane Warren, Darlene Love, L.A. Reid, Ray J, Brandy, Kevin Costner and Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown.

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    natalia
    Feb 19, 2012

    Dear Whitney!Look at you!You are a gorgeous,very elegant,very intelligent,very talented,very loving,very wonderful.You are everything any women wish!I am so proud of you dear Whitney!You are a very honest and very natural.You never been fake like other singers and superstars.You are a so real!God loves you dear Whitney!He took you back to Heaven!You are the Angel who is going to sing together with Michael.You Both a my Angels Forever!I love you Both Forever!

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    Karen Wade Graves
    Feb 18, 2012

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    Jillsmith03
    Feb 18, 2012

    R.I.P. Whitney. You are at peace now. Keep smiling and singing for the lord. I see you walking through the pearly gates of heaven. I love you. You've served him well.

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    Shannon English
    Feb 18, 2012

    Simply the BEST! We love you and will always remember you as Queen of music! RIP

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    sheila doh
    Feb 18, 2012

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO WHITNEYS FAMILY MY SISTAH I AM JUST SO SADDEN WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE DEALING WITH AND HOW YOU LEFT US YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND FROM THIS YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MY PLAN TO OPEN A PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN MY SISTAH I LOVE YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON REST IN PEACE

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    Danie D
    Feb 18, 2012

    This is a sad day in America to see that one of our beloved stars...Whitney Houston has gone on to Glory...God bless her family all her friends and all who are connected to Whitney. She will forever be remembered

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    ovetta
    Feb 18, 2012

    Love you and miss you so much Whitney,may god be your family,and rap his arms around Bobbie Chris.you are loved

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    Meme
    Feb 18, 2012

    You were the best with every&anything that u did.my God Bless.

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    lisapooh75
    Feb 18, 2012

    I pray that God will give the Houston's family strength during their time of bereavement. We all must live and love as if it was our last time. RIP WHITNEY.

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    dawhite43
    Feb 18, 2012

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    Kay Cee, in TX
    Feb 18, 2012

    Gone but never forgotten.. God has his angel back.

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    BigDogg
    Feb 18, 2012

    Whitney Houston was indeed an icon - she will truly be missed.

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    Bigdogg and LilDogg
    Feb 18, 2012

    My husband and I have been watching since the beginning. May Whitney Houston rest in peace - she will truly be missed. Beautiful service, BUT the camerman filming it totally SUCKS!!! He needs more pratice !!

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    Lmemory
    Feb 18, 2012

    Absolute Angel Who Impact the World by being the Beautiful, most elegance representative of who you are!!! Music that raised level and touch the souls of millions, Love You Mrs. Whitney:)

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    GODBLESS
    Feb 18, 2012

    My prayers goes out to her mother,daughter and family. We will always love you Whitney R.I.P.

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