BET Celebrates Black Excellence with Two Uplifting Specials Premiering in December

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET Networks is set to premiere two powerful specials in December,
embracing the holiday spirit that uplifts and celebrates black
excellence. “A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA” premieres on
Wednesday, December 5 at 9PM ET
and “Q85: A MUSICAL
CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES” will air on Sunday, December 9 at 8PM ET
.

“A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA” is an empowering new
one-hour special featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama in
candid conversation with former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie
Jarrett
at the Leading Women Defined symposium at the St. Regis
hotel in Miami, FL. The women discuss a range of topics as Michelle
Obama shares words of uplift, stories of sisterhood, the importance of
self-care and her marked growth through her husband’s eight years in
office.

Tune in to the captivating conversation with the Former First Lady
as she shares anecdotes and salient advice from her worldwide
bestselling autobiography, Becoming. “A THOUSAND WORDS WITH
MICHELLE OBAMA”
premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 9 PM ET/PT on
BET
.

WATCH SHARE: Please see exclusive clips from the highly
anticipated special below. Additional assets and photos are available
at: BET
Press Room
.

Michelle Obama on confidence and identity, “I always laugh
when people ask, ‘how did you figure out how to be the First Lady?’”:
https://youtu.be/YsrQciMbUsQ

…On sisterhood, “When I meet good women, hold on to them and
don’t compete with them”:
https://youtu.be/zYrg_ov0mOs

…On “sharing your shine”: https://youtu.be/JYyP_HsVkLc

…On self-care, “You’re worthy of a quality of life…why do you
think you deserve to live a grind…to only leave yourself the crumbs of
your day?”:
https://youtu.be/pxY4RLeybY4

“Q85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES” is a star-studded
evening that celebrates the life and legacy of the icon. Stevie Wonder,
Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, John Legend, Gloria
Estefan
, Emily Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson,
Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Meghan Trainor, Patti
Austin
, Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, Cynthia Erivo, and
Gregory Porter
all hit the stage to pay tribute to Mr. Jones
performing his classic works in this nostalgic musical special.
Additionally, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Danny Glover,
Usher Raymond, Dave Chappelle, LL Cool J, Rashida
Jones
, Ludacris, and Aloe Blacc share their personal
stories of how Quincy has impacted them throughout the years.

For photos and exclusive assets from BET Presents: “Q85: A Musical
Celebration for Quincy Jones,”
please visit BET
Press
Room
.

For any broadcast requests for the above content via downloadable link,
please contact Melissa.Nyarko@bet.net.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS:

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: 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;
BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American
Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home
Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile,
which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices;
and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

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