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

February 18, 2012 05:53:37 GMT

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'.


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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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posted by natalia on 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!
posted by Karen Wade Graves on Feb 18, 2012
You are in peace with sweet Jesus fly Whitney Houston fly. Iím sending all my love to your daughter, mother, other family, friends and Superfans like my daughter Kyla Marie. We will always love you! Everything will be wonderful with the ultimate BODYGUARD.
posted by Jillsmith03 on 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.
posted by Shannon English on Feb 18, 2012
Simply the BEST! We love you and will always remember you as Queen of music! RIP
posted by sheila doh on 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
posted by Danie D on 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
posted by ovetta on 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
posted by Meme on Feb 18, 2012
You were the best with every&anything that u did.my God Bless.
posted by lisapooh75 on 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.
posted by dawhite43 on Feb 18, 2012
In Honor of my Sister in Christ Jesus, Whitney Houston,  first, may I thank you Whitney  for taking such a courageous destiny and your journey was awesome what an amazing journey you concluded with. Whitney, you represented  every women from the 80's to this present moment. You stood up for women everywhere, all over the world! Ms. Houston you showed us how to love and no matter what they said, you stood behind your man, Bobby Brown!  Good for you! Whitney Houston you ran a good race and Whitney most of all, you kept your faith and courage, they could not break you not even in your transformation! You are a champion,  I am a fan and I always saw your courage in the news on talk shows, you have always had a halo over you, we listen to what you had to say, and you helped so many people alone the way. This is what I remember most about you, you stood your ground, so many women including myself wished we had that kind of courage!  It aways made you stand taller and larger than life!  Whitney you done well, you fulfill your purpose here on earth! It is time for you to receive your golden crown my sister.  A job well done!  Women all over the world respected and love your voices and music Ms. Houston! God would not let the world have you no longer, He surprised you and the world when your eyes met His, who can say no to the Lord!  Who can resist our Lord and Savor?  Nothing else matters anymore.  Ms. Houston, you when out with a bang!  Surprise us all!  Ms Whitney Houston I am pretty sure you want us to know, that it has been great and we know you  had yourself a lot of fun entertaining us everywhere. Thank you, Ms. Houston! I want to thank you Whitney for being brave, and standing on your own!  You lived your life to the fullest and you stood tall and your smile was the sun light in every eye sight.  It been great knowing you as the Star that you are and will  forever be.  God blessed women everywhere because of your love songs and what they taught us.  Songs of love and trust and even songs of letting go!    Your energy made people every where pay attention!  Soul Sister #1! My sister in God, God never gave you a task that you didn't do with all of your heart. When they came up with the word STAR, He had you in mind and at the top of the lists of stars.  The sky has always been the limit accepted when the sky met you, Whitney!  there was no limit! You were and still is bigger than life itself. Whitney, as a fan, I want you to know you owe the world nothing not one little red cent!  Whitney, you gave us everything! You never let us down, true, so many search for the bad in people, we know there is no rest for the wicked.  You came here with a purpose bigger than life.   God knows you went above the call of duty. They did not and can not take your dignity. You shine, you ran the good race, you own nothing to no one.  You gave us your best and I want you to know I will give others by best because of it. Everyone on earth knows one thing, you brought it on and you brought it strong!  Your love was ours always.  Thank you for your voice and your songs, I will always be grateful to God for living in this era of time, where I am privilege to hear with my ears a voice that touched me, pity pat, pity  pat, yes, Ms. Whitney Houston you touched my heart!
posted by Kay Cee, in TX on Feb 18, 2012
Gone but never forgotten.. God has his angel back.
posted by BigDogg on Feb 18, 2012
Whitney Houston was indeed an icon - she will truly be missed.
posted by Bigdogg and LilDogg on 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 !!
posted by Lmemory on 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:)
posted by GODBLESS on 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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