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RnB 29/11/2018

BET Celebrates Black Excellence With Two Uplifting Specials Premiering In December

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) BET Networks is set to premiere two powerful specials in December, embracing the holiday spirit that uplifts and celebrates black excellence. "A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA" premieres on Wednesday, December 5 at 9PM ET and "Q85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES" will air on Sunday, December 9 at 8PM ET.

"A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA" is an empowering new one-hour special featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama in candid conversation with former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett at the Leading Women Defined symposium at the St. Regis hotel in Miami, FL. The women discuss a range of topics as Michelle Obama shares words of uplift, stories of sisterhood, the importance of self-care and her marked growth through her husband's eight years in office.

Tune in to the captivating conversation with the Former First Lady as she shares anecdotes and salient advice from her worldwide bestselling autobiography, Becoming. "A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA" premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

WATCH & SHARE: Please see exclusive clips from the highly anticipated special below. Additional assets and photos are available at: BET Press Room.

Michelle Obama on confidence and identity, "I always laugh when people ask, 'how did you figure out how to be the First Lady?'": https://youtu.be/YsrQciMbUsQ

…On sisterhood, "When I meet good women, hold on to them and don't compete with them": https://youtu.be/zYrg_ov0mOs

…On "sharing your shine": https://youtu.be/JYyP_HsVkLc

…On self-care, "You're worthy of a quality of life…why do you think you deserve to live a grind…to only leave yourself the crumbs of your day?": https://youtu.be/pxY4RLeybY4

"Q85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES" is a star-studded evening that celebrates the life and legacy of the icon. Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, John Legend, Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Meghan Trainor, Patti Austin, Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, Cynthia Erivo, and Gregory Porter all hit the stage to pay tribute to Mr. Jones performing his classic works in this nostalgic musical special. Additionally, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Danny Glover, Usher Raymond, Dave Chappelle, LL Cool J, Rashida Jones, Ludacris, and Aloe Blacc share their personal stories of how Quincy has impacted them throughout the years.

For photos and exclusive assets from BET Presents: "Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones," please visit BET Press Room.

For any broadcast requests for the above content via downloadable link, please contact Melissa.Nyarko@bet.net.






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