One of the proudest moments I’ve ever had as an American citizen — Whitney Houston singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl in 1991 while we were fighting in the Persian Gulf. So magical. I chose the clip below because it’s from Television’s Greatest Moments and puts the performance in context.

As a sports writer, whenever I attended an event where they played her version of the national anthem before games, it made me teary.

What unparalleled talent.