via press release:
E! NEWS SPECIAL REPORT “WHITNEY HOUSTON: THE FUNERAL” FEATURES LIVE BROADCAST OF THE FUNERAL AS THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF THE RENOWED POP SENSATION ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH BEGINNING AT 8:30AM PT/11:30AM ET
Wall-To-Wall Coverage Includes Live Uninterrupted Video Stream From Houston’s Funeral And Real Time Tweets During The Service
(Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 2012) – Please join E! as we say our final goodbye to one of the world’s most beloved pop divas when Jason Kennedy anchors an E! News Special Report, “Whitney Houston: The Funeral,” beginning at 8:30am PT/11:30am ET this Saturday, February 18th. As part of the special, Kennedy will be joined by E!'s Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker and E! Online’s Senior Editor Marc Malkin to report on the latest details surrounding the tragic death of this pop icon, discuss who is expected to attend the funeral and provide an inside look at what will take place during the ceremony. Then, E! will air uninterrupted live coverage from inside the New Hope Baptist Church and offer up-to-the-minute details via the E! Online (@eonline) Twitter feed. Viewers are encouraged to join in the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #WhitneyTributes and select Tweets will be posted live on-air. Following the funeral, Kennedy and Baker will recap the events of the day, report on attendees, eulogies and reactions, and talk about what’s next for all those who Whitney left behind.
“Whitney Houston: The Funeral” will be simulcast on E! Online http://www.eonline.com/. The site will also feature breaking news stories and stream Tweets (@eonline) live from on-site at the funeral. For all the up-to-the-minute news on Whitney Houston go to http://www.eonline.com/news/whitney_houston.
Stay connected to latest breaking news in the world of pop culture on E! Online and tune-in to “E! News” weeknights at 7pm ET/PT and again at 11:30pm ET/PT.