BET Networks Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson with Three Days of Special Programming

Michael Jackson has impacted the world of music and pop culture in a way like no one else has. To pay tribute to Jackson’s life and career that has influenced generations, BET Networks will be airing special programming to honor him throughout the upcoming weekend. BET’s MICHAEL JACKSON: IN REMEMBRANCE tribute began airing Thursday, June 25, and will continue through Sunday, June 28.

    The schedule for MICHAEL JACKSON: IN REMEMBRANCE is as follows:

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
-- "DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH: MICHAEL JACKSON SPECIAL" video
tribute (encore)
-- 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.*
-- This encore presentation of the BET special features Jackson's top
videos, including "Thriller," "You Are Not Alone" and "Man In The
Mirror."

-- Encore presentation: Saturday, June 27 from 2:00-4:00 a.m.*

-- TOP 12 MOMENTS OF THE BET AWARDS (encore):
-- 5:00 -6:00 p.m.*
-- Jackson is featured in the countdown special as the "#2 Moment"
featuring Jackson's surprise performance with James Brown at the
2003 BET Awards.

-- Encore presentation: Friday, June 26 from 10:00-11:00 p.m.*

-- 106 & PARK
-- 6:00-7:30 p.m.*

-- Hosts Terrence and Rocsi honor Jackson through videos, viewer
reaction and celebrity interviews.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
-- FOREVER THE KING: A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
-- 7:30-8:00 p.m.*
-- Through the recollections of fans, celebrities, and some of the
people who knew him best, this BET News special explores the
career, life and legacy of this pop icon. From his early days with
the Jackson 5, to his rise as the King of Pop, to the controversy
that plagued his later life, to the legacy he's left behind,
Forever The King will pay tribute to one of the greatest
entertainers of all time.

-- Encore presentations: Sunday, June 28 from 12:30-1:00 a.m. and
again from 3:30-4:00 a.m.*

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
-- TOP 12 MOMENTS OF THE BET AWARDS (encore):
-- 12:30-1:30 p.m.*

-- Jackson is featured in the countdown special as the "#2 Moment"
featuring Jackson's surprise performance with James Brown at the
2003 BET Awards.

-- 106 & PARK: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET
-- 6:00-8:00 p.m.*
-- The BET AWARDS '09 pre-show will pay special tribute to Jackson
throughout the telecast.

-- Encore presentation: Monday, June 29 from 1:00-3:00 a.m.*

-- BET AWARDS '09 (NOTE: NEW TIME!)
-- 8:00-11:30 p.m.*
-- The BET AWARDS '09 will honor Jackson throughout the show with
special tribute performances and other moving moments in
remembrance of the King of Pop.

-- Encore presentations: Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30-10:00 p.m.*,
Thursday, July 2 from 8:00-11:30 p.m.* and Monday, July 6 from
8:00-11:30 p.m.*

*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 business 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.

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