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CONTACT:
Tricia Newell
BET Networks-NY
212-975-8230
tricia.newell@bet.net

Marcy Polanco
BET Networks-NY
212-975-3327
marcy.polanco@bet.net


BET NETWORKS COVERS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST 100 DAYS

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) - The first 100 days in office are commonly viewed as the start of every president's legacy. On Wednesday, April 29 BET Networks marks President, Barack Obama's 100 day milestone with a day of programming including a special episode of 106 & PARK at 6:00 p.m.* followed by A BET NEWS SPECIAL: 1ST 100 DAYS beginning at 10:00 p.m.* BET J will carry the LIVE air of President Obama's news conference in Washington at 8:00 p.m.* with a special re-air at 11:00 p.m.* on BET.

BET Networks Coverage of President Obama's First 100 Days:

Wednesday, APRIL 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM*
106 & PARK

BET's hit music countdown show will mark President Obama's first 100 days in office with an interactive focus on youth and the new administration. The LIVE show will feature photo uploads of viewers volunteering in their community, video testimonials stating how they will continue to make change and viewers' thoughts from Twitter.com. Hosts Terrence J and Rocsi will demonstrate the need to give back by volunteering in schools and hospitals. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rick Ross and Ludacris will also share their personal commitments to change.

10:00PM - 11:00 PM*
A BET NEWS SPECIAL: 1st 100 DAYS

As Black America holds its breath in wait for solutions and relief from the man who gave us all the audacity to hope, BET News asks the question on many lips: "What has the first 100 Days meant for us?" Gathering a wide range of voices -- from power brokers, to pundits and political players, as well as Administration officials and regular citizens from our LIVE studio audience, and web response portals -- this timely one hour special takes an in-depth look at the Obama Presidency. Guest include: Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Ben Chavis, Kevin Powell, Donnell Rawlings, Keith Boykin, Tatyana Ali, Congressman Greg Meeks and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

For more on PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST 100 DAYS, please visit www.BET.com

*All times ET/PT


About BET Networks
BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), 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 98 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 businesses extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET Digital Networks - BET J, 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 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.


CONTACTS:
Tricia Newell
BET Networks-NY
212-975-8230
tricia.newell@bet.net

Marcy Polanco
BET Networks-NY
212-975-3327
marcy.polanco@bet.net


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