BET will air its interview with former Republican Presidential nominee
Herman Cain on Dec. 8, nearly a week after Cain suspended hiscampaign.
The speical, The Curious Case Of Citizen Cain, showcases Cain as he addresses BET's target African American audience about what he calls "scams perpetrated on blacks" by liberal black
leaders, his fiery brand of black conservatism, and the sex scandals
that drove him from the Republican Presidential race, said network officials.
Hosted by journalist and former KTLA anchor, Emmett Miller, the special delves into the black Republican politician who talks about his own black experience
and how it has shaped him over time, from emerging out of nowhere to
becoming the first black candidate in American political history to lead
a Republican presidential field. Cain also admits to avoiding the
Civil Rights Movement, attacks the methods and motives of Civil Rights leaders like Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, and Joseph Lowry, and openly embraces the Tea Party.
This half-hour special is part of a series of BET News specials the Network will produce bringing an African-American perspective to the 2012 Presidential Election cycle, said the network.
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