BET News will be provide extensive on-air and online coverage throughout Election Day tomorrow, the final day of Senator Barack Obama’s historic run as the country’s first African-American candidate for the presidency.
The network will offer live coverage, news specials, news briefs and on-air crawls throughout the day along with result updates.
On Wednesday, BET News will continue its celebration of Obama’s historic race for the White House — no matter what the outcome. In an unprecedented move, BET will suspend all regular programming and fill its schedule with inspirational Obama speeches, live news coverage, viewer call-ins, celebrity drop-ins, and more.
Here is BET’s schedule for today through Wednesday:
Monday, Nov. 3
6:00-7:30 p.m. 106 & PARK
• Kirk Clay, Director of National Civic Engagement for the NAACP, will visit the show and advise viewers on voter rules and what to do if they have a problem at the polls.
10:00-11:00 p.m. THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT!?: WHAT OBAMA MEANS TO AMERICA
• This special asks the question on the minds of many viewers: What will an Obama victory mean for us? Gathering a wide range of voices — from entertainers to political players — this one-hour special explores African-American expectations of an Obama presidency, his race and the forces that have brought him to history’s door.
Encore presentations: 11:00 a.m.*, 8:00 p.m.* and 11:00 p.m.* on Wednesday.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
[Live Election coverage throughout the day]
11:00-11:30 p.m.: RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT (Obama’s June 2008 speech when he became the presumptive Democratic nominee)
11:30 PM-12:00 a.m.: YES WE CAN (Obama’s speech after the New Hampshire primary)
12:00-1:00 a.m.: A MORE PERFECT UNION (Obama’s speech on race)
1:00-2:00 a.m.: I ACCEPT (Obama’s DNC 2008 speech)
2:00-2:30 a.m.: JOURNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE (BET News special)
2:30-3:00 a.m.: DREAM: 45 YEARS LATER (BET News special)
3:00-3:30 a.m.: OBAMA AND THE BLACK VOTE (BET News special)
Wednesday, Nov. 5
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT!?
12:00-12:30 p.m.: JOURNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE
12:30-1:00 p.m.: DREAMS: 45 YEARS LATER
1:00-1:30 p.m.: RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
1:30-2:00 p.m.: YES WE CAN
2:00-3:00 p.m.: OBAMA’S ELECTION NIGHT SPEECH
3:00-3:30 p.m.: FIRST LADY SPEECH (Michelle Obama’s DNC 2008 speech)
3:30-4:00 p.m.: DNC 2004 SPEECH
4:00-5:00 p.m.: I ACCEPT
5:00-6:00 p.m.: OBAMA’S ELECTION NIGHT SPEECH
6:00-8:00 p.m.: 106 & PARK ELECTION COVERAGE
8:00-9:00 p.m.: THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT!?
9:00-10:00 p.m.: OBAMA’S ELECTION NIGHT SPEECH
10:00-11:00 p.m.: A MORE PERFECT UNION
11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.: THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT!?
12:00-1:00 a.m.: OBAMA’S ELECTION NIGHT SPEECH
1:00-3:00 a.m.: BET NEWS: SALUTE TO OBAMA
3:00-3:30 a.m.: FIRST LADY SPEECH
3:30-4:00 a.m.: DNC 2004 SPEECH