BET News Examines the Socially-Charged Case of Trayvon Martin In Its Exclusive Special: "Shoot First: The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin" Premiering Monday, March 26 at 7:30 PM*
CENTRIC to re-air the special on Monday, March 26 at 8 PM ET
The Half-Hour Special, Features Exclusive Interviews With The Martin Family, Neighborhood Witnesses And Highlights The Social and Racial Implications of the Tragic Shooting
Award-Winning News Journalist Emmett Miller Hosts
NEW YORK, 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.
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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.