Programming Update: BET Networks to Air Its BET News Special “Justice for Ferguson: a Community Reacts” Tonight, November 25 at 7 PM ET/PT on BET
Hosted By BET News Correspondent Marc Lamont Hill, The Commercial-Free Half Hour Special Features All-new Exclusive Interviews And On The Ground Reporting
Special To Re-Air on Centric Thursday, November 27 at 8 AM ET and Stream on BET.com After Its Premiere on BET
For more info go to www.bet.com/justiceforferguson and join the conversation by using hashtag: #BETJustice
BET News reports from the ground on events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri where the tension has reached a fever-pitch after the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. BET News captures new footage and exclusive interviews with Michael Brown Sr., Syreeta Meyers – mother of Von Derrick who was shot and killed by St. Louis Police 10 days after Mike Brown, Lost Voices – youth activists and new leaders of the protests in Ferguson, Damon Davis – an artist who created the hands up poster and posted them all over Ferguson, James Knowles - Mayor of Ferguson, business owners in the heart of the protests and first-hand accounts from local residents. Hosted by BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill, “Justice For Ferguson: A Community Reacts” Premieres TONIGHT, November 25 at 7 pm ET/PT on BET. Additionally the special will re-air on Centric Thursday, November 27 at 8 AM ET and stream on BET.com after its BET premiere.
BET News has traced this story from when it first made headlines to the rallies that mobilized people of all backgrounds to the streets demanding justice and have kept our viewers informed with news briefs throughout the day on both BET and CENTRIC. In the half hour commercial-free news special, viewers will see how Ferguson is transforming in the months following the tragic shooting of Michael Brown. The Ferguson community is struggling to heal, but it’s also finding strength and mobilizing to make a difference.
Log on to BET.com/justiceforferguson for exclusive video content, up-to-the-minute updates on the case and compelling interviews. Additional BET.com content includes:
A look at rallies in St. Louis, Oakland and other cities. http://www.bet.com/news/national/photos/2014/11/ferguson-aftermath-scenes-from-protests-across-the-nation.html
Keith Boykin explains why the decision was predictable.
Exclusive video: The grand jury has spoken, but the legal battle is not over.
Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms by using hashtag: #BETJustice; and following us @BETNews.
*All times are ET/PT.
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