BET News Presents “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE” Airing Sunday, August 16 at 7PM ET/PT on BET & BET HER

Aug 13, 2020
By ViacomCBS Staff

CBS This Morning Saturday Co-host Michelle Miller to Anchor this One-Hour Special Featuring Interviews with All-Woman Guests Including U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, Congressional Black Caucus Chair and U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Black Voters Matter Co-Founder Latosha Brown, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza, Former Chief of Staff of the Democratic Party Rev. Leah Daughtry, Rutgers University Scholar and Activist Brittney Cooper and more to Discuss Historic Kamala Harris Vice-Presidential Selection


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tuesday, August 11, 2020 marked a significant day in American History as presumptive Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden declared U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November 3 election; making her the first African American and Indian American woman to be selected for Vice Presidency on a major party ticket. To underscore the momentous announcement, and the power of Black women in politics, BET announces a one-hour news special “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICE,” airing Sunday, August16 at 7 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER. Anchored by CBS This Morning Saturday co-host Michelle Miller, this BET News special will feature the unique analysis and perspective of notable Black women who will address this moment in political history and how Kalama Harris’s presence on the Democratic ticket may impact the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

BLACK AMERICA VOTES: THE VP CHOICEwill include interviews with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Black Voters Matter cofounder Latosha Brown, Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza, former Chief of Staff of the Democratic Party Reverend Leah Daughtry, Rutgers University Scholar and activist Brittney Cooper and more, to discuss topics like the key role black women will have in the upcoming elections.

For more information follow us @BET and @BETNews across social platforms, and join the conversation using the hashtag #BlackAmericaVotes.


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, 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.

Jamie Owens

Source: BET Networks