BET Remembers Whitney
BET Remembers Whitney was a one-hour special that appeared on the television channel BET February 18, 2012, that revisited the life of beloved musician, Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a hotel room on February 11, 2012. The special, hosted by fashion editor Bevy Smith, takes a walk through Whitney's life and features interviews with many of the people who were closest to the well-known Diva, including many celebrities.
BET Remembers Whitney travels back in time to the beginning of Whitney's career. It follows Whitney through her teenage years to nightclub performances to performances in roles on the silver screen. Nearly every monumental moment of the superstar's life is packed into the hour-long show. The show visits her award-winning performances in films like Waiting to Exhale, The Preachers Wife, and The Bodyguard, among others. The show also touches on the bond between Whitney and her only child, Bobbi Kristina, who she shared with singer Bobby Brown.
The special features heartfelt interviews from many of Whitney's closest friends, like gospel singer Kim Burrell, who provides an insightful look into the singer's life and religious beliefs, giving viewers a much more intimate look at who she felt the mega-star really was. The show also features in-depth interviews with others close to Whitney, including Faith Evans, gospel recording artist Donald Lawrence, R&B recording artist Kelly Price, India Arie, and many others.
Whitney Houston was laid to rest during a nationally televised special aired February 18, 2012. This episode of BET Remembers Whitney was aired the same day, following the funeral. The episode is 40:22 minutes long, and will take you on a journey through the entire life of a pop and film superstar that was unexpectedly cut short.
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Shows like this rarely go exactly what one could call "well." Lifetime has given the OK to a 10-episode docu-series chronicling the mourning of Whitney Houston's family. It's led by Houston's former sister-in-law and manager, who had reportedly been working on such a show for years. One focus could now become Houston's daughter dealing with addiction.