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BET NEWS SPECIAL EXAMINES RODNEY KING VERDICT TONIGHT

 BET NEWS SPECIAL EXAMINES RODNEY KING VERDICT TONIGHT
 WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Entertainment


Television (BET) presents a live, one-hour BET News special "The Verdict And The Violence" tonight at 11 p.m. EDT, examining the controversial decision acquitting four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King.
 The program will feature interviews with Theodore Briseno, the L.A. police officer who spoke out against his fellow officers during the trial; Johnnie Cochran Jr., a civil rights attorney who had covered the trial from the beginning; and District One Councilman Daniel Tabor, who represents Inglewood, Calif., where some of the disturbances have been occurring. Interviews with U.S. Congressional Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ronald Dellums (D-Calif.), the Rev. Jesse Jackson and L.A. City Councilman Marc Ridley Thomas have not yet been confirmed. Man-on-the-street interviews from Atlanta and New York will also be included.
 BET is the nation's first and only cable television network providing a platform for quality programming targeted toward an African-American audience. BET presents the best in entertainment, music videos, news, public affairs, jazz, specials, off-network sitcoms, gospel and college sports. BET, part-owned by Tele- Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Home Box Office (HBO), is available in 32.4 million households.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Muckle of Black Entertainment Television, 703-875-0430, ext. 5454/ CO: Black Entertainment Television ST: IN: SU:


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