Thursday, July 17, 2008
August 15 more than a week before the Democratic Convention Black Entertainment Television announced that they would be adding a new weekly political talk show. The show will use a mix of investigative reporting and one-on-one interviews with experts to review the week's events and examine exactly what the top headlines mean for the Black Community. They're also planning to cover both the Democratic and Republican conventions -- with more emphasis on the Democratic one: They'll broadcast different specials each night, focusing on topics such as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" (whose 45th anniversary coincides with Obama's acceptance speech) and the disenfranchisement of ex-convicts. Question: Why did it take BET this long to realize that Black America has a political interests also?