BET Sets World AIDS Day Fare

Black Entertainment Television Wednesday announced special programming that will air on World AIDS Day Wednesday, Dec. 1.

At 6 p.m. (EST/PST), the network will air a special edition of 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Countdown, during which hosts AJ & Free will discuss the issue of HIV/AIDS.

At 11 p.m., BET Nightly News will also take an in-depth look at HIV/AIDS in a special segment.

BET Nightly News will be followed by the premiere of one of the two winning Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject (RIU/BASS) short films, Walking on Sunshine, at 11:30 p.m.

Walking on Sunshine will also air Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m., followed by the second RIU/BASS winning short film, Tangy's Song!, at 3:30 p.m. that day.

In addition, throughout World AIDS Day, BET will air public-service announcements about HIV awareness.

“This special HIV-related programming reiterates the network's staunch commitment to educating our viewers about HIV and providing the information necessary to reduce the disturbing rate of HIV transmission among African Americans,” BET executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications Kelli Lawson said in a prepared statement.