What To Watch: BET Covers The Democratic National Convention Tonight [9:30/6:30 PM]


Tonight, BET NEWS will offer two live-anchored programs from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC honing in on the key issues of the presidential election.

If you’re not up on the issues facing our nation – then this will be a must see special…

BET News reports:

The two-hour program will present the election story from the African-American perspective and underscore the high stakes of this historic race. Celebrated journalist Ed Gordon will anchor, with), BET News correspondent Lola Ogunnaike, BET consultant and pollster Cornell Belcher and special contributor T. J. Holmes (host of Don’t Sleep!). BET News will frame interviews for the black voter with pre-produced features, integrated with the live coverage of the keynote.

The exclusive interviews with the First Lady and the President will air during LIVE coverage on September 4th and September 6th, respectively. LIVE interviews with political & entertainment personalities, will air along with integrated BET Vote 2012 elements. Interviews from the DNC include California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Charlotte’s Mayor Anthony Foxx, Broderick Johnson (Senior Advisor to the Obama campaign), Alfre Woodard (actor) and more.

BET News will also release an original poll of the African-American electorate in the battleground states conducted by pollster Cornell Belcher, as a feature of our conventions coverage. Titled Black, Red, White and Blue the poll is based on interviews with black voters in swing states and explores divisions within the black electorate on key issues and the “enthusiasm index,” while taking the pulse of African-American political opinion following President Obama’s first term in office.

Check out some clips below:


Stay Tuned.