NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks continues its coverage of the Trayvon Martin tragedy beginning tonight when T.J. Holmes sits down with Trayvon Martin's parents on 106 & PARK for an exclusive LIVE interview on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m.* For the first time ever, Trayvon's parents will take questions from an audience, many of whom, in this case, are Trayvon's age. This LIVE interview is Holmes' first assignment since the Network announced his original late night series "Don't Sleep."
On Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.* (encore presentation on Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.*), BET News presents follow up coverage with a half-hour news documentary special, "I AM TRAYVON: A Family's Fight For Justice." Amid the frenzy of news coverage on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, only BET News follows the family behind the scenes through their 6-week ordeal as they campaigned for personal justice and triggered a national movement. Hosted by Emmett Miller, this news special brings viewers up to date on developments in the case. Viewers can also catch this news special on CENTRIC, airing Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.*
Log on to BET.com/trayvon for exclusive video content, up-to-the-minute updates on the case and compelling interviews.
About 106 & PARK A powerful presence in the music and entertainment industry, '106 & Park' has been the #1 music variety show on cable for the past 15 consecutive quarters among adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen Company, and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists. Hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, 106 & PARK has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Sienna Miller, Will Smith, Drake, Katie Holmes, Trey Songz, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and many, many others.
About BET Networks BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), 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.