BET To Air Live Interview With Trayvon Martin's Parents


BET will feature the parents of Trayvon Martin in a live interview tonight (April 16) at 6 p. m. on its daily show 106 & Park, the network said.

BET correspondent T.J. Holmes will conduct the interview, which for the first time will feature questions from an audience, said network officials. the interview marks the most high-profile assignment for Holmes since he joined BET from CNN last December. Holmes will also host a late-night talk show/series Don't Sleep on the network later this year.

BET will continue its coverage of the Martin case on April 20 with a BET News half-hour news documentary special, I Am Trayvon: A Family's Fight For Justice. The special, hosted by Emmett Miller, will follow the Martin family's six-week ordeal since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as well as bring viewers up to date on the developments in the case, said BET officials.