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Press release from CNW Group

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) Will Air Two-Hour Whitney Houston Special Day-and-Date With OWN U.S.

Monday, February 13, 2012

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) Will Air Two-Hour Whitney Houston Special Day-and-Date With OWN U.S.17:02 EST Monday, February 13, 2012Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview airs Thursday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - In memory of Whitney Houston, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) will present a special two-hour Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, with the music legend's last in-depth television interview from The Oprah Winfrey Show to air this Thursday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN (day-and-date with OWN U.S.).This special television event, what is arguably Houston's most revealing and compelling interview of her career, will be rebroadcast as Winfrey reflects on her personal memories of the iconic superstar and shares with fans the magic of a musical icon who has gone too soon. In September 2009 for the The Oprah Winfrey Show season 24 premiere, Winfrey sat down with Houston for a special one-on-one interview. After nearly seven years since the world heard the music icon's voice, Houston gave an intimate and poignant performance of "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." She shared only with Winfrey the private struggles she tried to hide from public view and discussed openly about her marriage to R&B star Bobby Brown, her struggles with drug abuse and why she retreated from the spotlight.  Opening up to Winfrey like never before, Houston also spoke candidly of the day she left her husband, her sorrow over the death of Michael Jackson and her hopes for her future.For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) On March 1, 2011, OWN launched in over six million Canadian homes on what was previously the VIVA channel. OWN is available in Canada through a license agreement with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.All times ET.Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRFollow OWN Canada on Twitter @OWNCanada and Facebook facebook.com/OWNCanadaFor further information: Netta RondinelliCorus Entertainment    416.479.6103 netta.rondinelli@corusent.com orDanielle SeftonCorus Entertainment 416.479.6094 danielle.sefton@corusent.com