BET announced a new partnership with Run Tell This Podcast hosts Mara Schiavocampo, Keith Reed and Wesley Lowery for a new digital series, Justice for George Floyd, an exclusive video recap show breaking down events of the Derek Chauvin trial.
Special guests include CNN and HLN Legal analyst Joey Jackson and BET.com News director Wendy L. Wilson.
According to BET, the series will “provide a unique perspective on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer arrested for killing George Floyd. Beyond storytelling, the show will dissect the complicated legalities and provide insight into how it will impact the culture moving forward. Justice for George Floyd seeks to engage and inform the audience about what will likely be one of the most significant criminal trials of the year.”
Amy Barnett, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BET Digital states, “We are proud to partner with the formidable journalists Mara, Wesley, and Keith of ‘Run Tell This’ to drive the conversation on this monumental trial and the ways in which it will, ultimately, affect issues of equality for Black Americans. BET Digital is committed to using our platforms to empower and inform every member of our community who is working towards positive change. We will continue to provide viewers with round-the-clock coverage on the George Floyd case on BET.com and lead the dialogue on eradicating systemic racism, violence, and injustice.”
“Black voices have never been more important,” added Schiavocampo. “My Run Tell This co-hosts and I are thrilled to share our commentary and analysis with BET’s digital audience during this crucial time.”
Starting Wednesday, Justice for George Floyd will air on BET.com as well as the network’s YouTube channel.