Ed Gordon Sits Down with New York Congressman Charles Rangel for an Exclusive One-on-One Interview Sunday, October 3 on the Premiere of the BET News Original Series WEEKLY WITH ED GORDON

Oct 01, 2010, 15:04 ET from BET Networks

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Part news show, part one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, WEEKLY WITH ED GORDON will go beyond the front page of news headlines and dig deep into the issues and stories that matter most to African Americans. In the premiere episode, which airs Sunday, October 3 at 12:00 p.m.*, Ed Gordon sits with New York Congressman Charles Rangel in an exclusive one-on-one interview and later engages in a roundtable discussion with television personality and radio host Montel Williams, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield and Reverend Calvin Butts on topics from Bishop Eddie Long to ethics and politics.

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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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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 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 video, entertainment, news, ringtones and more to 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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