Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BET News to Air Ferguson Special on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BET News to Air an All-New Special “Justice for Ferguson: A Community Reacts” about the Socially-Charged Community of Ferguson, Missouri Premiering Wednesday, November 26 at 10:30 PM ET/PT On BET

Hosted By BET News Correspondent Marc Lamont Hill, The Commercial-Free Half Hour Special Features All-new Exclusive Interviews And On The Ground Reporting

For more info go to www.bet.com/justiceforferguson and join the conversation by using hashtag: #BETJustice

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BET News reports from the ground on events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri where the tension has been mounting with anticipation of the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. BET News captures new footage and exclusive interviews with Michael Brown Sr., Syreeta Meyers – mother of Von Derrick who was shot and killed by St. Louis Police 10 days after Mike Brown, Lost Voices – youth activists and new leaders of the protests in Ferguson, Damon Davis – an artist who created hands up poster and posted them all over Ferguson, James Knowles - Mayor of Ferguson, business owners in the heart of the protests and first-hand accounts from local residents. Hosted by BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill, “Justice For Ferguson: A Community Reacts” Premieres Wednesday, November 26 at 10:30pm ET/PT on BET.

BET News has traced this story from when it first made headlines to the rallies that mobilized people of all backgrounds to the streets demanding justice. In the half hour commercial-free news special, viewers will see how Ferguson is transforming in the months following the tragic shooting of Michael Brown. The Ferguson community is struggling to heal, but it’s also finding strength and mobilizing to make a difference.

Log on to BET.com/justiceforferguson for exclusive video content, up-to-the-minute updates on the case and compelling interviews. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms by using hashtag: #BETJustice; and following us @BETNews.

*All times are ET/PT.

About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), 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 90 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.


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