Whitney Houston Special, 'Whitney, a Look Back,' to Air on CBS With New ET Never-Before-Seen Interviews

'Whitney, a Look Back' will air Saturday, April 2, the night before the GRAMMYs.

ET is opening up its vault to share never-before-seen Whitney Houston interview moments as part of a new special for CBS. Titled Whitney, A Look Back, it will chronicle the life and legacy of the music superstar and will air Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

The one-hour special will include lost performances and rare moments with Houston, alongside new interviews with those closest to her, including Dionne Warwick, Clive Davis, CeCe Winans, Monica and Kelly Price. In addition, the special will explore new details about the days leading up to and following her death on Feb. 11, 2012. Whitney, A Look Back comes as the world marks 10 years since her tragic passing.


ET spoke with Monica earlier this year about Houston's influence over her and she broke down in tears.

"The past 10 years is like 10 minutes or 10 days to me," she said. "When I think about Whitney, the first thing that I picture is her smile. It was something that, believe it or not, she never lost. No matter what was happening, her smile was the first thing you saw. Even on a sad day, she would smile at you first... Selflessness, that was her."

Price, Whitney’s friend and frequent collaborator, also spoke to ET about the music legend's generosity. Two nights before her death, Houston joined Price on stage for an impromptu performance of “Jesus Loves Me,”  which ended up being Houston's final performance.

“She was a woman with a big heart," Price told ET of her late friend. "She loved people."

Price added, "When you say her name, speak well of her cause she’s not the sum total of her weaknesses or her mistakes. If you got a chance to know her heart, that was something special.” 

Tune in Saturday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.