Remembering Whitney Houston: A Guide to TV Specials, Marathons and More
In the wake of Whitney Houston’s shocking death on Saturday, fans of the world-class singer are looking to reflect on her career (good times and bad), hear from her friends and peers and/or simply kick back with the music videos that years ago accompanied her rising star.
TVLine is keeping tabs on TV specials, marathons and other programs that are being fast-tracked and set for broadcast over these next few days — in addition to, of course, the Grammy Awards’ announced tribute to Houston. Here’s a starter list, and we’ll be updating as new fare is announced.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12
* All day Sunday, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, VH1 Soul and BET’s Centric channel will be airing non-stop Whitney Houston videos.
* On Sunday at 3 pm EST, VH1 proper is presenting an hour-long block of Houston’s best music videos.
* On Sunday at 3:30 pm, BET will air Houston’s last televised performance in an encore presentation ofCelebration of Gospel 2011.
MONDAY, FEB. 13
6 pm | BET’s 106 & Park will pay tribute to the singer’s life and legacy with a special three-hour episode.
8 pm | Lifetime airs 1992′s The Bodyguard, Houston’s big-screen showcase opposite Kevin Costner
8 pm | Showtime’s FLIX channel is airing The Preacher’s Wife, starring Houston and Denzel Washington
9:30 pm | The VH1 News special,Whitney Houston: Death Of a Diva, will have updates Houston’s death as well as reactions from those who attended her mentor Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy Awards party on Saturday night.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
Noon | VH1 Classic presents a three-hour “A to Z Whitney Houston video retrospective”; it will repeat that night at 8 pm.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
8 pm | The TV Guide Network has a one-hour special, Whitney Houston, An Icon Remembered.
9 pm | OWN will present Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, replaying Houston’s last in-depth TV interview from The Oprah Winfrey Show (circa Sept. 2009).
Time TBA | VH1 will debut a special celebrating Houston’s legacy, including her appearances on VH1 Divas in 1999 and 2003, as well as VH1 Honors in 1996.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
8 pm | Waiting to Exhale airs on Encore
9 pm | On ABC’s 20/20, “One Moment in Time: The Life of Whitney Houston,” takes an in-depth look at Houston’s musical legacy and rocky personal life, and will include Diane Sawyer’s interview done exactly 10 years ago.
10 pm | Encore presents The Preacher’s Wife