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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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Jan 31, 2013 10:45AM
She was far from a waste of life if anything noone is perfect. If that were the case you wouldn't be on earth....I am so thankful that God has blessed us with such an impeccable talent and may we remembr Whitney for her good that she has contributed to the world.....#sheisamegastar
Jan 31, 2013 10:39AM
everyone makes mistakes, she like everyone of us was more than a crack addict.  All our lives should be celebrated.  
Jan 31, 2013 10:39AM
yawn - think i'll watch reruns of the brady bunch
Jan 31, 2013 10:11AM
a tribute to a crack addict who died of a drug overdose!!!  what next, make her into a saint?????  this is what's wrong w/ tv today.  they make "heroes"  out of zeroes!!!!!  she was as bad as anna nicole slut!
Jan 31, 2013 9:50AM
Fantastic voice, but the money she made bought her drugs that destroyed her life.  What a waste of a life.  Would like to believe there must be a way to prevent that from happening to a person.  Making the illicit drugs a felony has not solved the problem.  The drug users aren't criminals, they are sick, they are victims.
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