Ed Gordon Sits Down With Condoleezza Rice for One-on-One Interview Sunday, October 17

Oct 14, 2010, 12:30 ET from BET Networks

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m.* celebrated journalist Ed Gordon goes beyond the headlines with WEEKLY WITH ED GORDON featuring the highly anticipated one-on-one interview with Condoleezza Rice. Ahead of the release of her memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, Ed Gordon sits down with the former National Security Advisor turned Secretary of State to discuss her journey growing up in the segregated south that later led to holding high level positions in one of the most talked about administration's in the White House. Later, Ed engages in a roundtable discussion on hot topics from politics to celebrities with Susan Taylor, CEO of National Cares Mentoring Movement; CNN's Soledad O'Brien; and former press secretary and chief spokesman for the State of New Jersey Anthony Coley.

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WEEKLY WITH ED GORDON will provide a platform for BET to engage the most prolific thinkers, news makers and lawmakers on a weekly basis and also serve as a forum to focus on local and national solutions to issues affecting African American communities. For more information, please check out http://www.bet.com/weekly.

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