Lifetime To Air Whitney Houston Performances

Lifetime will air iconic performer Whitney Houston’s greatest performances as part of its Saturday night lineup dedicated the late singer/actress.

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will feature several of Houston’s famous television and concert performances, including her first national television appearance at 19 years old in 1983 on The Merv Griffin Show, and her rendition of I Will Always Love You from the 1994 Concert For A New South Africa, said network officials.

The special will follow Lifetime’s airings of previously announced special Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney and its original movie Whitney.

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