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Networks plan Whitney Houston tributes and specials; ‘The Bodyguard’ airs Monday

Whitney Houston (Eric Jamison/AP)

In the wake of Whitney Houston’s death on Saturday, networks have already started announcing various tributes that will air for the singer this week. Here’s a look at the latest:


3 p.m. VH1 airs an hour-long block of Houston’s best music videos.

3:30 p.m.: BET has “Celebration of Gospel 2011,” which has Houston’s last televised performance.

7 p.m.: Lester Holt anchors a special on “Dateline,” which looks back at Houston’s life.

8 p.m.: Jennifer Hudson performs a tribute to the singer on the Grammy Awards on CBS.

All day: VH1 Soul, Centric, and MTV Jams feature Houston’s memorable music video moments


10 a.m.: “Big Morning Buzz Live” on VH1 has commentary from perofrmers and executives who attended the Grammy Awards

6 p.m.: BET has a special three-hour episode of “106 & Park” (at 6) honoring Houston’s life and legacy

8 p.m.: Lifetime will air “The Bodyguard” (at 8), the famed movie starring Houston and Kevin Costner.

9:30 p.m.: VH1 news special “Whitney Houston Death of a Diva” (at 9:30) takes a look back at her life, and has reactions from people in the music industry.


Noon: VH1 Classic hosts a three-hour “A to Z Whitney Houston video” retrospective.

9 p.m.: TV One airs “Reflections of Whitney,” a music video special looking back at Houston’s popular performances and songs.


9 p.m. “E! News Special: Whitney Houston: Last Days of a Legend,” hosted by Giuliana Rancic, chronicles the singer’s personal life and career.


9 p.m.: OWN has “Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview,” as Oprah talks about her own memories of Houston and shows her last interview with the singer.

VH1 hasn’t confirmed a time yet, but will have a special looking back at Houston’s legacy, with footage of her appearance on “VH1 Honors” in 1996, and “VH1 Divas” in 1999 and 2003.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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