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BET Can Handle ‘The Truth’

BET political correspondent Jeff Johnson will host The Truth with Jeff Johnson, a new half-hour weekly talk show that will take a frank look at news, trends, pop culture, current events and politics from an “unapologetically black point of view,” network officials said.

The Truth with Jeff Johnson will premiere Friday, Aug. 15 at 11 p.m. ET and promises a mix of investigative reporting and one-on-one interviews with leading experts to review the week's events and examine exactly what the top headlines mean for the black community, BET officials said.

Known for his in-depth analysis of political, social, and economic problems affecting African Americans, Johnson (pictured) will “leave no issue unaddressed.” From unique coverage of the 2008 elections to the increase of heart failure in the black population, the show “will go behind the issues and deliver the African American side of the news,” network officials said.