BET Sends Obama Family Out with a Flourish

With a flourish of pride and patriotism, BET celebrated Barack Obama’s eight-year run as president with an emotional send-off on his last day in office. Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama followed a month-long series of BET documentaries and specials honoring the first couple and their many achievements.

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BET Hosts Inaugural Ball in D.C.

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

The dress code on the D.C. metro last night was black tie — train cars packed with tuxedo- and gown-wearing passengers on their way to one of the Inaugural balls held across the capital to celebrate the re-election of President Obama.

With the special resonance for BET Networks and its target audience of this election — which Chairman and CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee has called “just as important as the first” — the network hosted a ball at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Read More

President Obama, Jon Stewart Joke Around, Get Serious

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

There was definitely jocularity as Jon Stewart and President Obama chatted about the POTUS’s performance at the first debate (pulling up debate photos from the “election scrapbook” Stewart said he’s been keeping) and Joe Biden’s wet swimwear, but the two got pretty serious for most of their The Daily Show last night. Read More