How to Watch Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday is open to invited guests only. But the proceedings from the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit will be broadcast live online and on TV.
According to Deadline, you can see the funeral on the Bounce network starting at 10AM ET, with a one-hour special about the singer's life airing at 9AM. The five-hour service will also be livestreamed in full at the Associated Press' website and ABC News Live, as well as at Click on Detroit. Portions of it are expected to be shown on the cable networks CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.
The full itinerary for the funeral has also been released, and it includes musical tributes by Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Franklin's son Edward and many gospel acts. Personal reflections and remarks will come from former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, lifelong friend Smokey Robinson, record executive Clive Davis, actress Cicely Tyson, basketball legend Isaiah Thomas, filmmaker Tyler Perry and Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
The service will conclude with a four-day celebration of the life of Franklin, who died on Aug. 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, in her hometown of Detroit. Since yesterday, her body has lied in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. Tomorrow, there will be another day visitation at the New Bethel Baptist Church, where Franklin's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, preached, followed by a free tribute concert in Chene Park, which will be streamed on ABC News' website beginning at 6PM Eastern.