TUNE-IN ALERT: BET UNVEILS SPECIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP OF LINEAR AND DIGITAL SPECIALS COVERING THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

11/03/20

Coverage Begins at 5PM on YouTube and 8PM on BET


NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2020 – TONIGHT, BET continues its efforts to urge viewers to vote and to provide information and resources on issues that impact the African-American community nationwide with “BLACK AMERICA VOTES 2020,” a dedicated lineup of election coverage across linear and digital platforms.


ON BET:


Tuesday, 11/3, 8pm-11pm ET: CBS News 2020: Election Night -- America Decides, Live Simulcast


From 8PM ET to 11PM ET, BET will air a combination of CBS Network and CBS News LIVE election night coverage. This coverage will be augmented by several live BET News studio updates anchored by Marc Lamont Hill and guest Imani perry (Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University). These in-studio updates will feature LIVE commentary and analysis provided by remote guests.


Tuesday, 11/3, 11pm ET: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Live Simulcast


Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong (Again)?: In a special one-hour episode, Trevor provides live Election Night coverage as America braces itself to find out who will win the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

12:00am – 6:00am ET: Ticker with election updates throughout the night and following day.


ON BET DIGITAL:


Tuesday, 11/3, 5pm ET: “Black America Votes 2020” Hosted by Andrew Gillum and Angela Rye, Live Digital Broadcast


From 5PM ET to midnight, Former Tallahassee, FL Mayor Andrew Gillum, and Political and Cultural Commentator Angela Rye will host a live special that will air on BET’s YouTube channel. Examining a range of topics from Black Political Power to Education and Judicial reform, the special will feature guest commentary from a panel of political heavyweights and notable individuals including Representative Maxine Waters, Representative Ayanna Pressley and NBA Star Point Guard Chris Paul.


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