6381 United States military personnel have died in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 and 2003.
I'd watch or attend any one of those funerals, but those people and their families don't get televised funerals. They don't sell the rights of their dead hero to make money.
This man was a Newark native as well as an Essex County Sheriff detective who was killed last October- don't remember any tributes or televised funeral there...
Another New Jersey native who died February 10, one day before Houston. Also in North Jersey... where were the TV crews for his funeral?
They were at home, listening to Whitney Houston CDs.