BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEKS OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
BET NEWS PRESENTS “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE” AIRS SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 7PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
“RUFF RYDERS CHRONICLES,” PARTS TWO AND THREE OF ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 9 PM ET/PT
New York, NY – July 23, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of August 13 – August 19 includes:
What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight
BET NEWS PRESENTS “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE” PREMIERES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 7PM ET/PT ON BET
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 marked a significant day in American History as presumptive Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden declared U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November 3 election; making her the first African American and Indian American woman to be selected for Vice Presidency on a major party ticket. To underscore the momentous announcement, and the power of Black women in politics, BET announces a one-hour news special “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE,” airing Sunday, August 16 at 7 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER. Anchored by CBS This Morning Saturday co-host Michelle Miller, this BET News special will feature the unique analysis and perspective of notable Black women who will address this moment in political history and how Kalama Harris’s presence on the Democratic ticket may impact the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
“BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE” will include interviews with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Black Voters Matter cofounder Latosha Brown, Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza, former Chief of Staff of the Democratic Party Reverend Leah Daughtry, Rutgers University Scholar and activist Brittney Cooper and more, to discuss topics like the key role black women will have in the upcoming elections.
“Sunday BEst” AIRS SUNDAYS at 8 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Episode #1007 ‘Who Am I?’ premieres, Sunday August 16- Marvin Sapp performs, and our 3 finalists tackle their most difficult challenge, a double performance. Competitors work with mega-producer Warryn Campbell on an original song followed by a song of their choice. In the end, 2 will remain and voting will be put in the hands of the fans who will determine who will be crowned the winner of Sunday Best.
Press Contact: Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]
“PITCH” FINALE AIRS IN BACk-TO-BACK EPISODES SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 STARTING AT
9 PM ET/PT on BET
Episodes #109 and #110 air, Sunday August 16 starting at 9 PM ET/PT– Pitch is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker played by Kylie Bunbury (“Under The Dome”) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. From executive producers Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rick Singer (“Younger”) the series stars include Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mo McRae, Holder, Ali Larter, Tim Jo, Michael Beach, Dan Lauria and Mark Consuelos.
Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]
“RUFF RYDERS CHRONICLES,” PART TWO AND THREE PREMIERES,
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET
- PART 2 “The Rise of Ruff Ryders” premieres at 9 PM ET/PT: After nearly a decade of struggle, the Ruff Ryders label takes off with The Lox, Mase and DMX topping the Billboard charts.
- PART 3 “Money, Power, Respect” premieres at 10 PM ET/PT: Eve, a “pitbull in a skirt,” joins Ruff Ryders and their success continues to soar. But with money, power and respect come growing pains for the label.
Watch series trailer here: https://youtu.be/p0HbHwAUyZg
Episodic images of interviewees:
Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]
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