Beginning Saturday, January 19 the Network Celebrates the Legacy Of Two History-Making African Americans on BET and CENTRIC With LIVE BET News Inauguration Coverage and MLK Dedicated Specials
Following The BET News On-Air Specials The Conversation Continues Immediately on BET.com/inauguration And On Twitter by using hashtag #BETObamaMLKBET Networks celebrates the legacy of two history-making African Americans starting Saturday, January 19 with dedicated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. special programming starting at 1:30 PM ET/PT. The celebration continues on BET and CENTRIC, Monday, January 21 at 11 AM ET/ 8 AM PT, when BET News airs “From King to President: America Celebrates ” the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama .
BET News will provide extensive on-air and online coverage of the momentous Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama , and chronicle the significance of this day of celebration, reflection and inspiration for its audience. Award-winning journalists Ed Gordon and Cynne Simpson will anchor coverage of the Presidential Inauguration and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with renowned civil rights activists, political pundits and pop culture experts from the Roof of the Newseum in Washington DC. BET News will also have contributors reporting from the US Capitol and along the Inauguration parade route including Duarte Geraldino , Melissa Knowles , Keli Goff and Dorian Warren .
Additionally interviews from the inauguration will include Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams, National African American Vote Director for Obama for America Stefanie Brown James , Commander in Chic author Mikki Taylor , USA Today Columnist & Professor of Journalism & Chair at Morgan State University DeWayne Wickham and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter Elder Bernice A. King. “FROM KING TO PRESIDENT: AMERICA CELEBRATES ” premieres LIVE Monday, January 21 at 11 AM ET/ 8 AM PT on BET and CENTRIC and will continue LIVE coverage with the Inauguration Parade starting at 3 PM ET/ 12 PM PT.