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Whitney Houston's funeral: Where to watch it

February 16, 2012 | 10:30 am

New Hope Baptist Church, the site of Whitney Houston's funeral

Saturday will be a day to remember Whitney Houston. The pop singer's invitation-only funeral will be held in her hometown of Newark, N.J., and she'll be laid to rest in nearby Westfield, N.J.

But that doesn't mean the singer's fans have been forgotten. Those who wish to pay their respects will be able to remotely witness the events.

According to Houston's publicist, the singer's funeral, to be held at the New Hope Baptist Church, the place she began her singing career as a child, will be streamed live on the Internet. The Associated Press will be allowed a single camera in the church and will broadcast the service, which begins at noon Eastern time.

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The funeral will be officiated by New Hope Baptist's pastor, Rev. Joe A. Carter, with a eulogy delivered by pastor and Grammy-winning gospel singer Marvin Winans. CNN reported Aretha Franklin, Houston's godmother, also had been invited to sing at the funeral.

Among the other confirmed attendees: Chaka Kahn, songwriter Diane Warren, Rev. Jesse Jackson, singer Darlene Love, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Ray J and Brandy.

The live stream will also be available via satellite for the TV networks. CNN will carry live remembrances of the singer starting at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday with Piers Morgan, Soledad O'Brien and Don Lemon.


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Photo: New Hope Baptist Church, the site of Whitney Houston's funeral set for Saturday in Newark, N.J. Credit: JMP / Abaca Press / MCT