A fascinating video produced by the Grammy Awards sheds an enthralling light on the frantic effort by producers of the awards show and artists to figure out to honor Whitney Houston, who died just 24 hours before the show was to air.
Called A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On, the documentary features interviews with artists such as Jennifer Hudson—who performed “I Will Always Love You,” which was a surprise addition—LL Cool J, who was the show’s host, and Bruce Springsteen.
LL Cool J insisted on opening the show with a prayer for Whitney, which was not fully supported by all the behind-the-scenes players. In the documentary, Cool J said he had never been as nervous in his life as he was the moments before he went out on stage.
The 28-minute documentary, which some view as an attempt by the Grammy Awards to lobby for an Emmy award for the telecast, is available for viewing at the website, grammy.com.