NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolf Blitzer will take his CNN "The Situation Room" to a whole new situation. No, we're not talking about the Jersey Shore. The respected CNN anchor will grace the soul stage to make a special presentation at the 2010 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, Wednesday, November 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in metropolitan Atlanta, GA. He'll be trading political commentary for all things peace, love, and soul as he gives his up-to-the-minute report in the middle of the awards. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the 2010 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 28 at 9:00 PM*.
Blitzer joins the star-studded cast of entertainers including radio legends Steve Harvey, Tom Joyner, and Michael Baisden. Musical heavyweights Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Ginuwine, Janelle Monae, SWV, Ray J, Just Blaze, Kid Capri, Biz Markie, Trina, Chili, Fonzworth Bentley, and Bilal add to the lineup of stellar presenters. Actors Lamman Rucker, Raven Symone, Kim Fields, Elise Neal, "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show's" Cleveland Brown, Denise Boutte, George Wilbourne, Demetria McKinney, and Terri Vaughn will also grace the Soul Train stage.
2010 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS promises the most dynamic evening in entertainment. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, musical legends Anita Baker and Ron Isley will be honored by some of the hottest performers in today's music. Performances include R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, Bruno Mars, El Debarge, Faith Evans, Kem, Tamia, Chrisette Michele, Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson, Peabo Bryson, Rachelle Farrell, Bilal, Chante Moore, Dionne Farris, Lalah Hathaway, Tank, and Gyptian.
2010 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is produced by Sunseeker Media and directed by Jonathan X, in collaboration with BET Event Productions. Paxton Baker, CENTRIC Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tami Willis-Arasli, CENTRIC Vice President of Specials and Music Programming; Bart Phillips, Sunseeker Media; and Soul Train Holdings' Kenard Gibbs, and Anthony Maddox will all be the executive producers of the network telecast.
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About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary 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 90 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; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - 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 Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; 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.
About Soul Train Holdings
Soul Train Holdings was formed in May 2008 by MadVision Entertainment and Intermedia Partners. Madvision was created by media and entertainment veterans, Kenard Gibbs, Peter Griffith, and Anthony Maddox. The group was created following the acquisition of the iconic franchise and catalog of more than 1,100 hours of archival footage from Don Cornelius Productions. Soul Train is a registered trademark of Soul Train Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as: Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Janet Jackson and Beyonce, to name a few.