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CBS to air special on Whitney Houston's death and Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CBS says it will air a behind-the-scenes look at how Whitney Houston's death affected the 2012 Grammy Awards.

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The hour-long special, titled "The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family," is scheduled for Feb. 9, the eve of this year's music awards.

Last year, Grammy producers learned of Houston's death less than 24 hours before the ceremony. The CBS program recounts the scramble to pay tribute to the pop star and revamp the show.

The special includes interviews with LL Cool J, Jennifer Hudson, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and other artists.

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The 48-year-old Houston was found drowned last February in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel bathtub. Coroner's officials ruled her death accidental, with heart disease and cocaine use contributing factors.

The Feb. 10 Grammys will air on CBS.

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26Comments
Jan 31, 2013 12:15PM
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So many people think it is enough to "have a great voice" even if they trashed their lives, lived a dirty (her family's statements), drug filled life.  I am sad to learn every time that someone is given such a gift as this, and yet destroyed their lives (while living and dying) and everyone around them.  No, I don't think it is enough to just "have talent" and have that "celebrated".  If that was the case, there would be a lot of lives celebrated of people that really lived in the gutter.
Jan 31, 2013 11:54AM
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It's been nearly a year since Whitney Houston died on the eve of last year's Grammy Awards.  CBS has had plenty of time to prepare and air a special honoring the late singer, and hasn't such a primetime show already been seen on CBS?  This is nothing more than a barefaced attempt to grab ratings and ad dollars at the expense of one of the greatest female vocalists of the late 20th-century.  Her memory lives on, but this is shameful for CBS!!!
Jan 31, 2013 11:39AM
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Rihanna and Lindsey in the front row...
Jan 31, 2013 11:30AM
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Are there really that many people who care enough to watch? And did her death really "affect" the Grammys?
Jan 31, 2013 11:29AM
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Way to glamorize a junkie! CBS is a joke! No morals for people anymore
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