Whitney Houston: Where to watch her funeral
Where to watch Whitney Houston's funeral? Houston will be laid to rest Saturday near her hometown of Newark, N.J. The funeral is invitation-only but Houston's family has not forgotten her fans who wish to pay their respects as well.
The service begins at noon Eastern time (9 a.m. PST) and will be streamed live on the Internet.
BET and sister network Centric will cover the funeral during its special "Live: The Homegoing of Whitney Houston,” starting at 8:30 a.m. Pacific.
Fans can also watch Fox News, HLN and MSNBC for live coverage. Here's a complete rundown of the listings.
Rev. Joe A. Carter, New Hope Baptist's pastor, is scheduled to officiate. Grammy-winning gospel singer Marvin Winans, who is also a pastor, will deliver the eulogy.
Among those invited are Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and the father of her only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown; Kevin Costner, her “Bodyguard” costar; cousin Dionne Warwick; Ray J; Brandy; Alicia Keys; Tyler Perry; and CeCe Winans, Bobbi Kristina's godmother.
Houston’s godmother, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder are expected to sing tributes, and her longtime mentor and producer, Clive Davis, will speak. (Update: CNN is reporting that Franklin is ill and will be unable to sing.)
Houston died Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills at age 48. She will be buried at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., where her father was interred, according to her death certificate.
Los Angeles County coroner's officials have said determining a cause of death for Houston could take some time since toxicology results are not expected to be completed for weeks.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: A woman reads messages at a memorial for Whitney Houston set up outside the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. Credit: Don Emmert / AFP / Getty Images