Why is the funeral of Whitney Houston broadcasted on every news channel?
No disrespect to Whitney Houston in any way, she was a magnificent singer but I was just wondering if her funeral proceeding are something to be broadcasted in full on news stations ... As I was flipping through the channels I found that: the BBC, CNN, CBC, FOX, even some of our Toronto area smaller networks like CP24 and CTV were all showing the funeral live. Is this news, or what our news channels should be showing on a Saturday at noon ... the funeral of a celebrity in full?
Could there not be a channel made for celebrity funerals or trials and such? Just wondering ...
So long as news channels are not allowing this to overshadow a story of an urgent nature, I am okay with this. I have not advocated for the issue of the flag being flown at half mast but that is of a different nature and is no fault of Whitney's. News coverage however, let's just say I'd rather pay respects to Whitney than listen to another hour of how bad the economy is. I consider it a welcome break...with no disrespect intended.
I watched it online, because it was not broadcast on the non-cable stations here. The music and a couple of the speakers were exceptionally good - especially Tyler Perry. Even a few pastors I've met were speaking. It was all quite good.
I can answer your question with one word, ratings. The networks knew that huge numbers of people wanted to see it and if they didn't broadcast it, then people would go where it was being broadcast.
because famous people dying is big news for many and it makes the networks lots of money.
I think when ever a celebrity dies it turns into a media circus. None of the TV channels like the thought of a rival getting one over on them, so they all broadcast they same 'circus'. I don't think it's anything really to do with respect for the celebrity or their family, it is, in the media's eyes, 'hot news' and no matter how sad the occasion, they will keep their cameras rolling until the next bit of 'hot news' comes along. I feel sorry for the relatives and friends when a celebrity does die, because there is very little privacy to pay their respects at the funeral as they would probably wish to. When you do watch or see photographs of a celebrity funeral I'm often struck by how little difference their seems to be in the treatment of this occasion from that of showing a premier of one of their movies or the opening night of one of their shows - a circus indeed!
by Thomas Byers 6 years ago
It has now been confirmed by CNN and other news services that Whitney Houston age 48 has passed away. The cause of her death is not yet being reported. Sad news indeed. That lady could sing.
by Justjed 6 years ago
Actor Kevin Costner, who starred with Whitney Houston in the 1992 hit movie "The Bodyguard," will speak at her funeral on Saturday, according to a source with knowledge of the funeral plans
by giopski 2 years ago
Why do you think famous celebrities like Whitney Houston of today die the way they did?This simply dawned on me as I watch the funeral of Whitney today. Celebrities like her though may be at the spotlight and stardom we can't help but wonder why they seem to die "unhappily." ...
by RJ68 5 years ago
Mine is "I'm Every Woman" (Its all in me) Please share with me. We lost a truly talented young lady this weekend. We will not judge her mistakes but celebrate her accomplishments.
by rfox21 5 years ago
Do you think publishing the picture of Whitney Houston in her casket crossed the line?
by Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago
What are your three favorite Whitney Houston songs?I can't wait to see the different lists this question generates. My sister, mom, and I have been debating since last night. But there has been no consensus.
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