via press release:
BET NETWORKS CELEBRATES THE UNVEILING OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL ON ITS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
THE “LIVE! M.L.K. NATIONAL MEMORIAL DEDICATION” WILL BE SIMULCASTED LIVE AND COMMERCIAL-FREE ON BET, CENTRIC AND BET.COM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 AT 11 A.M. ET/8 A.M. PT
President Obama Is Schedule To Address The Audience and
Aretha Franklin To Perform In The Inaugural Ceremony
Exclusive Video Content and Extended News Coverage on BET.com
NEW YORK — October 13, 2011 — BET Networks honors the legacy of the civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special day of programming and simulcast of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Dedication in Washington, D.C. on BET, CENTRIC and BET.com onSunday, October 16 at 11 AM E.T. and 8 AM P.T.
Hosted by BET News Anchor Ed Gordon, Correspondent Lola Ogunnaike and special contributor, Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post, the“Live! M.L.K. National Memorial Dedication” special will feature an opening performance by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and an address by President Barack Obama to formally dedicate the Memorial. BET will also feature special programs in tribute to the memory of Dr. King, includingthe premiere episode of Bobby Jones Gospel and encore airings of BET News Specials: Michelle Obama On A Mission: Impact Africa andAlpha Man: The Brotherhood of M.L.K.
Log on to BET.com/News for exclusive video content, up-to-date coverage and compelling specials. With frequent updates on a wide array of topics including politics, finance, entertainment and more—BET.com/News is your destination for the latest in and around the country.
All times are ET/PT.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.