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BET to Drop Infomercial Programming

6/28/2002 9:10 AM Eastern

Eliminating a major complaint of viewers and operators, Black Entertainment
Television said it will drop all infomercial programming beginning July 1.

The network will replace approximately 50 hours of paid programming -- mostly
during early morning and weekend blocks -- with gospel, public-affairs,
music-video and movie programming, executives said.

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