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BET, Tyler Perry to Produce Special on COVID-19 Vaccine

BET, Tyler Perry address questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine in a new special
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BET will partner with producer Tyler Perry to develop COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special, debuting this Thursday (Jan. 28).

The 30-minute news special features Perry as he sits down with top medical experts to address the public’s concerns and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine, according to BET officials. The special will feature interviews with Carlos del Rio, MD Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, and Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD Professor of Medicine at Grady Health System, as they provide helpful and factual information for viewers looking to protect themselves and their families from the pandemic. 

Perry revealed Tuesday on CBS This Morning that he received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and will talk about his experiences during the special. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special is executive produced by Tyler Perry for Tyler Perry Studios. 

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.