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[01/15/21 - 12:50 PM]
BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021
Live coverage is scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET/10c on BET.

[via press release from BET]

BET ANNOUNCES ITS MULTIPLATFORM PROGRAMMING STRATEGY FOR INAUGURATION 2021

"BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021" January 20th Starting At 11am/10c - an Exclusive News Special Co-Hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Marc Lamont Hill will Broadcast LIVE Extended Coverage of Presidential Inauguration and Feature Special Interviews with Representative James Clyburn, Representative Maxine Waters, NAACP President Derrick John, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder Latosha Brown and Others

BET Digital to Launch Dedicated Website that Celebrates Black Female Achievement with Special Highlight on Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

NEW YORK, NY - January 15, 2021 - BET announces coverage plans of the historic Biden/Harris inauguration with "BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021." Co-anchored by Soledad O'Brien and Marc Lamont Hill, this news special will feature exclusive commentary and analysis provided by live guests, on-site reports and special interviews. Live coverage is scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET/10c on BET.

"BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021" will feature live coverage of the Inauguration Day events including the official swearing-in and inauguration speech of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. This BET News broadcast special will also feature on-the-ground reports and taped packages spotlighting Kamala Harris and the powerful and undeniable impact of Black voters in the 2020 election.

Hosts Soledad O'Brien and Marc Lamont Hill will be joined by special guest commentators Presidential historian, Professor Martha Jones (author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All"), noted activist, author and Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza and CBS News political analyst Jamal Simmons.

In addition, "BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021" will feature interviews with notable Black activists and political figures, including Congressman James Clyburn, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder Latosha Brown and others, all of whom discuss the historic 2020 election and the challenges facing the incoming Biden/Harris administration.

Linear coverage will be complemented by online content being published on BET.com. BET Digital is launching a microsite, BETCelebratesHer.com that celebrates Black female achievement starting with our ground-breaking new Vice President Kamala Harris. The microsite will pay tribute to Vice President Harris's accomplishments while honoring other change agents and achievers. BET Digital is proud to collaborate with Unilever/Dove as the launch partner on this new initiative.

For more information visit www.bet.com and follow @bet and @betnews to engage across social media platforms.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), 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 is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.





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