19 JAN 2021


The event, set to feature the official speech, exclusive commentary and analysis provided, on-site reports, and interviews, will be broadcasted live on Wednesday, 20th January at 11:00 am ET/10c on the network.

19 JAN 2021

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BET announced coverage plans for the Biden/Harris inauguration with “BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021.”  Its live coverage is set to begin on Wednesday, 20th January at 11:00 am ET/10c on the network.

The news special will feature exclusive commentary and analysis provided by live guests, on-site reports, and interviews. It will also include the official swearing-in and inauguration speech of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, as well as on-the-ground reports and taped packages spotlighting Kamala Harris and the influence of Black voters during the 2020 election.

The event will be co-anchored by Soledad O’Brien and Marc Lamont Hill. O’Brien and Hill will be joined by special guest commentators Presidential historian, Professor Martha Jones, noted activist, author, and Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza, and CBS News political Analyst Jamal Simmons. 

 Interviews with notable Black activists and political figures will be showcased, including Congressman James Clyburn, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, National Action Network Founder Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP President DerrickJohnson, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder LaTosha Brown among others, all of whom discuss the highlights and challenges of last year's election.

BET Digital will commemorate the inauguration by launching a microsite, honoring Black women’s accomplishments including that of new Vice President Kamala Harris. BET digital will work alongside Unilever/Dove to launch the initiative.