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Oprah To Honor Whitney Houston With Special On OWN

Posted: 02/13/12 11:06 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/13/12 11:06 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah announced on Monday that her cable network, OWN, will air special programming to honor the late Whitney Houston.

Set to air Thursday night during prime time, OWN will broadcast a two-hour special title, "Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview." As the title indicates, the special will be a re-air of Oprah's 2009 interview with Houston.

In what was widely believed to be the mark Houston's comeback after years in an abusive marriage and excessive drug use, the superstar sat down with Oprah and gave one of the most candid interviews of her career. Houston opened up about her "drug of choice" and detailed how her mother, Cissy Houston, brought police to Houston's home to stage an intervention.

Following the news of Houston's death, Oprah tweeted about her admiration for the music icon. "To me Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang. Heart is heavy, spirit grateful for the GIFT of her," Oprah wrote.

View some of Houston's most notable interview appearances below, including her 2009 sit down with Oprah:
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  • 'Sparkle'

    Houston sat down with Access Hollywood in November 2011 to talk about her upcoming film "Sparkle." The film is set to be released in August.

  • Drug Of Choice

    Oprah interviewed Houston in 2009. The pop icon detailed the extent of her drug use while she was with her ex-husband Bobby Brown.

  • 'Crack Is Whack'

    Houston was interviewed by ABC's Diane Sawyer in 2002.

  • 'I Look To You'

    Houston was interviewed by CNN in 2009 to talk about the release of what was widely considered her comeback album, "I Look To You."

  • 'My Music Speaks For Itself'

    Wendy Williams interviewed Houston in 2003 on WBLS-FM.

  • 'My Very Favorite Music, Gospel'

    Rosie O'Donnell interviewed Houston in 1996 before the release of "A Preacher's Wife."

  • Barbara Walters Special

    Barbara Walters interviewed Houston in 1993.

  • Bobby Brown 'Is A Good Man, So He's A Good Husband'

    Houston appeared on UK talk show "Des O'Connor Tonight" in 1992 before the release of "The Bodyguard."

  • 'I Still Don't Think I've Reached My Great Voice Potential'

    Houston was interviewed before the 1992 Grammy Awards by NBC News.

  • 'Either You Have It, Or You Don't'

    Houston was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine in 1986.


Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |