OWN to Air Oprah’s Two-Hour In-Depth Interview With Whitney Houston; Lifetime to Air Houston’s Debut Movie

Feb 13, 2012  •  Post A Comment

OWN and Lifetime will air programming this week remembering Whitney Houston, who was found dead on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

Tonight, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, Lifetime will present the 1992 film "The Bodyguard," starring Houston, in her acting debut, and Kevin Costner. "The film received Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for its songs ‘I Have Nothing’ and ‘Run to You,’ " Lifetime said in a press release.

The movie will air on Lifetime at 8 p.m., ET/PT, the release said.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, OWN will air a two-hour special consisting of a 2009 interview with Houston that OWN says was the singer’s "last in-depth television interview from ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ ” according to an OWN press release.

The release adds, "In September 2009 for the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ season 24 premiere, Winfrey sat down with Houston for a special one-on-one interview. After nearly seven years since the world heard the music icon’s voice, Houston gave an intimate and poignant performance of ‘I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.’ She shared only with Winfrey the private struggles she tried to hide from public view and discussed openly about her marriage to R&B star Bobby Brown, her struggles with drug abuse and why she retreated from the spotlight. Opening up to Winfrey like never before, Houston also spoke candidly of the day she left her husband, her sorrow over the death of Michael Jackson and her hopes for her future."


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