BET to Air Exclusive Special ‘Shoot First: The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin’ Monday, March 26
via press release:
NEW YORK, NY – March 23, 2012—It is a tragically familiar narrative in black America, and every African-American parent’s worst nightmare. An unarmed black youth is killed in a late night confrontation with someone who was supposed to be a protector, but whose suspicions set him on a path that cost an innocent life. The Trayvon Martin case has garnered national attention and daily reports continue to emerge in this developing case. Rich with audio evidence, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is galvanizing public outrage and protest across the country. Hosted by Emmett Miller, the BET News Special: “Shoot First: The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin” will deconstruct the key elements of the case and through first-hand accounts and will present the full story directly from the Martin family and neighborhood witnesses.
Premiering Monday, March 26 at 7:30 PM*, the half-hour BET News special will report on all of the elements that lead this case to reach its fever pitch. BET News will trace this story from when it first made headlines to the rallies that mobilized folks to the streets wearing hooded sweatshirts in honor of Trayvon and demanding justice. BET News will report on new developments in the case, including the three pending investigations and the fast-growing online petition to have the shooter, George Zimmerman, arrested. CENTRIC to re-air the special on Monday, March 26 at 8 PM ET.