I Know You Mean Well, But…7 Reasons Why BET Kills Me Softly

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Their Penchant to Get Rid of Good Programming

Sometimes it seems that BET doesn’t offer much support to shows that could be successful. For instance, they had a program that ran from 2006-2008 called The Black Carpet, which was BET’s version of (originality…?) the Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood programs and featured the comings and goings of popular black figures and celebrities. But instead of making it an everyday program like these similar shows, it only aired once a week and pretty much did a rap up of news everybody already knew–no real incentive to keep tuning in. Also, the cancellation of most of BET’s public affairs shows, like Teen Summit and BET Tonight with Ed Gordon, which kept the viewership in tune with things that mattered and real issues (while now you simply get news briefs in between commercials), killed a lot of what made people take the channel seriously. And man, do I miss ComicView too…

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