Question: How was BET founded?

Why was BET created?

As controversy swirls over diversity in Hollywood – to boycott or not to boycott the Oscars? – Viacom-owned BET, created in 1980 as Black Entertainment Television to give African Americans a place on TV where they can see themselves consistently represented, plows ahead with its mission.

How did the BET start in the bet?

The banker hypothetically bets the lawyer two million dollars/rubles that he could not stay in solitary confinement for five years. The lawyer inexplicably raises it to fifteen years for the same amount of money. They set the terms of the bet.

How did Robert Johnson create BET?

Johnson built BET from a tiny cable outlet, airing only two hours of programming a week in 1980, to a broadcasting giant that claimed an audience of more than 70 million households. In 1991 BET became the first black-controlled company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Who runs bet now?

Debra Lee is named one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter due to her many achievements in her 30-plus year career at BET.

Debra L. Lee.

Debra Lee
Education Brown University (BA) Harvard University (JD, MPP)
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What was the first music video played on BET?

List of first music videos aired on MTV

Number Song Artist
1 Video Killed the Radio Star” The Buggles
2 “You Better Run” Pat Benatar
3 “She Won’t Dance With Me” Rod Stewart
4 “You Better You Bet” The Who

What were the men discussing before the bet was made?

Expert Answers

“The Bet” by Anton Chekhov begins at a party given by a wealthy banker. The men at the party discuss the pros and cons of capital punishment. The argument concerns the difference between living a life in prison versus execution.

What is the message of the story the bet?

The central message of “The Bet” is that giving in to greed and impulse can negatively impact one’s life.

Is Bet owned by a white man?

Robert Louis Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001.

Robert L. Johnson
Johnson in 2018
Born Robert Louis Johnson April 8, 1946 Hickory, Mississippi, U.S.