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Patricia Houston talks to Oprah: Sneak peek

After beginning her career in TV news, Oprah

After beginning her career in TV news, Oprah Winfrey soon became a popular host of several talk shows. Her "At the Movies" show was lengthened, broadcast nationwide and renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1986. Since then, Winfrey has co-starred in "The Color Purple," co-written at least five books, launched the "Oprah Winfrey Network" and accumulated enough wealth to be named 139th on Forbes' list of Richest People In America. Photo Credit: AP

Here's a quick look at Oprah's interview with Whitney Houston's sister-in-law, Patricia Houston (Sunday, OWN, 9) who tells O: 

"Things were really changing with her. Very much so. It wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter -- the latter days or anything like that. I think it was -- it was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things...."

 More outtakes after the clip.

  Meanwhile...OWN doesn't plan to release any quotes/outtakes from Sunday's interview with Bobbi Kristina; she after all will be big news (and this will certainly be one of the biggest interviews in OWN's short history.) 

OPRAH: Did you think that drugs would end up taking her? Did you think that?

PAT: The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.

OPRAH: But were you always afraid of that day, February 11, showing up in your life? Were you always afraid of getting a phone call or hearing that this is the day that it's happened? Were you always afraid? Were you afraid that she would be gone too soon?

PAT: If things hadn't changed. But things had, were, changing. Things were really changing with her. Very much so. It wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter – the latter days or anything like that. I think it was -- it was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things. Lifestyle more so than --

OPRAH: What did you see that caused you to have some concerns and fears?

PAT: You know, I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places. Excerpt: Patricia Houston discusses Whitney’s relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown.

OPRAH: There's so many people who would want to blame Bobby Brown or blame him for introducing her to drugs or blame him for the relationship. What do you say about that?

PAT: I can't say that he introduced drugs to her. I don't think that's true. Bobby and I had a good relationship, and she would always tell me you're always trying to protect him. I said, no, I'm protecting truth, you know, and I said I can't do it any other way. And you are wrong right now for what you're saying and what you're doing, I said, and I can't deal -- I can't go along with that.

OPRAH: Were they good for each other, or was that just combustion? PAT: Well you could never tell because there was always so much outside interference. So much outside interference. It was very hard. Their realities weren't everyone else's. And it's very difficult, you know, if you've got family members that are demanding certain things from you, then the world demanding certain things from you, and all of that congestion, how can you make it work?

[Excerpt: Patricia Houston discusses an event she attended with Whitney Houston in Los Angeles the Thursday night before Whitney passed. ]

OPRAH: You were at that party before her death with her, right? Tell me how that happened.

PAT: That Thursday night.

OPRAH: It was Thursday night. PAT: Yeah. I went with her because I was concerned, you know. I was concerned.

OPRAH: What were you concerned about?

PAT: Because I know that she wanted to go out and she wanted to have a good time, and -

OPRAH: So were you going as sister protector? Sister protector.

PAT: I was going as sister protector.

OPRAH: Friend.

PAT: That night. Yes. I was.

OPRAH: Not so much to party but to make sure she was going to be okay.

PAT: Make sure she was going to be okay. 

OPRAH: I see that. PAT: When she walked in, you know they had the red carpet. We let, she and Krissi walked in by themselves. We walked way behind. You notice how they got them going in by themselves. When they come out, I'm right there holding on. If you look at the pictures, I am so mad, you know, I'm coming out of there and my face is like, oh, my God.

OPRAH: Because what happened in there? What happened?

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