Whitney Houston's Death and the Grammy Awards Scramble: Timeline of a Tragedy
5:48 PM PDT 8/3/2012 by Sarah Lindstedt, Chris Godley
The 54th annual Grammy Awards will go down in TV history not just as a result of its six 2012 Emmy nominations, but because, in the wake of Whitney Houston's unexpected death, the telecast pulled off the impossible: reconstructing a run-of-show some 36 hours before the curtain lifted. The experience inspired a mini-documentary whose title is especially apt: "A Death in the Family." THR looks at a timeline of the 36 hours leading up to the broadcast, which gave new meaning to the concept of "banding together."