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Topic: debra lee, bet president, says black people aint
Posted By: bunzaveli
Subject: debra lee, bet president, says black people aint
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:43pm
debra lee, bet president, says black people aint checking for positive programming.

Originally posted by coon coon wrote:


At a screening for a new BET documentary, someone asked Lee if the network was going to aim for better programming, with Lee stating that, ”Over the 28 years I’ve been at BET, we’ve tried different shows, series and nightly news, and it’s always a matter of what are people going to show up to watch. We started a new show last week called Don’t Sleep! With T.J. Holmes, which is supposed to address these kinds of issues. It’s designed to be a mix of entertainment and news and commentary. We hoped it would have been a Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert-type show.”
Lee then went on to explain that the ratings game is what drives her to continue with content that is less than desirable:
“To be honest, the ratings haven’t been great in the past two weeks (referring to Holmes’ show). Our audience always says they want this kind of programming, but they don’t show up,” Lee said.

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Posted By: EasterBell
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:44pm
In a way, she is correct.. that's all i'm going to say.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:45pm


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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:46pm
Her channel ain't ish though. 


Posted By: Midwest_Da_Gawd
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:47pm
LMAO she's 100% right.

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:47pm
Originally posted by EasterBell EasterBell wrote:

In a way, she is correct.. that's all i'm going to say.

yep, i agree with her.  blk ppl always saying they want better but they'd rather watch Zane Sex Chronicles.  That poor guy TJ Holmes was on The Breakfast Club begging folks to watch.

eta:  they don't promote their positive programming enough though.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:


 That poor guy TJ Holmes was on The Breakfast Club begging folks to watch.
Disapprove


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:48pm
Debra and whoever came before her has given BET such a bad reputation that people who DO want to see positive programs flip right past the channel to find some substance. 

Don't blame us. Blame your damn self, Debra Lee


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Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:48pm
i'm still not sure why they decided to launch a late night show as it's "positive show" when ppl with jobs are getting ready for the next day...

but i'm sleep tho

jr.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:49pm
We don't just want positive programming. We want good, WELL-WRITTEN programs as well!
 
Stop with the one-dimensional drivel that reinforces age-old stereotypes and archetypes about black people!


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:49pm
Well, she isn't lying.


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:50pm
What came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Posted By: texasmami0117
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:51pm
BET's target audience is 12 years old. Atleast thats the last time i watched it


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:52pm
What positive black programs do you watch BHM?

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Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:52pm
aye fcuk bob johnson for selling bet to them cracka ass crackas

jr.


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Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:52pm
We need a balance.


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:53pm
Does Scandal count?


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

What positive black programs do you watch BHM?
scroll on page 1 to see if you see any shows mentioned ? Embarrassed


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:53pm
I don't watch much tv but I find good stuff on random channels and CSPAN. 

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Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Does Scandal count?

there's nothing positive about that show

jr.


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Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:55pm
She is unfortunately right. But the channel is also to blame because for so long, BET has supplied television that showcases nothing of value.

The audience that can appreciate worthwhile programming has been long gone.

She cannot expect BET to magically instantly gain a more intellectual audience with a quick change of programming.

If she wants to revamp the long-standing low quality reputation BET has, she's going to need a lot more patience, far better advertising, and great quality television.




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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:55pm

Ad yes I'd rather watch The Wire before Love That Girl any day of the week, or whatever still comes on BET.

 
complex, thoughtful, amazing >>> positive


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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

What positive black programs do you watch BHM?

i like Parole Diaries and Save My Son.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Ad yes I'd rather watch The Wire before Love That Girl any day of the week, or whatever still comes on BET.

 
complex, thoughtful, amazing >>> positive
ratchet >>>> ....


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:57pm
Does Greys Anatomy count?
Boondocks?
Ummm
Deception ?

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:57pm
I'd watch good shows that don't show Blacks as simple negative ignorant stereotypes.

I'd watch Black sport shows on BET. Throw on a retired athlete to do a round table discussion show.


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by Junior Jr Junior Jr wrote:

Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Does Scandal count?

there's nothing positive about that show

jr.
 
I'd rather watch Scandal than 106 and Park. I'm too old for many of the shows on BET. As far as "Don't Sleep," that show is too remedial for me. I prefer more complex political programs.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:00pm
Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

Debra and whoever came before her has given BET such a bad reputation that people who DO want to see positive programs flip right past the channel to find some substance. 

Don't blame us. Blame your damn self, Debra Lee


Thank you!

They lost me when I was a teenager. And every time I try to give them a chance there's some kind of foolishness.

Like their commercials. Why do they allow payday loan commercials on that channel when they know black people in many poor neighborhoods get stuck in that cycle? Why promote prepaid cards from people like russel simmons that have ridiculous fees?

I'm good on BET...though black girls rock is nice.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:00pm
I can't so no to ratchet TV.
But I watch almost every show with black folks in it. 
So ehhh...


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:02pm
I try to watch TJ Holmes don't sleep but it definitely isn't as sharp as Colbert report or Jon Stewart and I skip it or forget it often.

I can't blame it being on late either bc I force myself to stay up for catfish

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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:03pm
Do you all think that a lot of the popular black webseries would thrive on BET?

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:04pm
i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:04pm
samone has a complex. that's why she like ratchet stuff

jr.


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:05pm
I liked the Game but then it got bad but it picked after the slump.
I still like it

Like if the Wire were on BET would it still be what it is?

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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:05pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

What positive black programs do you watch BHM?


Anything with Melissa Harris Perry
Anything with Soledad OBrien
Six Little Mcghees (OWN network)
Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN network)
Tia and Tamera (STYLE network)




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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:06pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I try to watch TJ Holmes don't sleep but it definitely isn't as sharp as Colbert report or Jon Stewart and I skip it or forget it often.

I can't blame it being on late either bc I force myself to stay up for catfish
 
Exactly. If they are trying to target educated Blacks, they will need to ramp it up. It is too remedial. It needs more complex topics, more edge, more bite. It is too simple.


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:06pm
I watch Tia and Tamera

I want to watch Six Little Mcghees but I don't have OWN here

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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


He's been interviewed.

I actually was ok with his explanation. He was asked about how he can do that show, especially since his wife is a serious journalist. He said that basically yes it's ratchet on the face of it but he is really helping a lot of families through the dna tests that are done and that's what helps him sleep at night.


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Posted By: texasmami0117
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


how is that wayans show doing?  I thought it was cute
 
full of bad acting but i still dvr it. one of the wayans just looks sick tho...the one from My Wife and Kids. His lips are black black black and his face is sunken in.
 
ETA: not black....grey is more like it


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

 lol LOL

what exactly is it?

I would love to know

you've always been fascinated with the other side of the beltway. oh yes, i know you nova girls very very well

jr.


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:


Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


He's been interviewed.

I actually was ok with his explanation. He was asked about how he can do that show, especially since his wife is a serious journalist. He said that basically yes it's ratchet on the face of it but he is really helping a lot of families through the dna tests that are done and that's what helps him sleep at night.


You can go to family court and get a paternity test for thirty bucks though lol

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

What positive black programs do you watch BHM?


Anything with Melissa Harris Perry
Anything with Soledad OBrien
Six Little Mcghees (OWN network)
Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN network)

Tia and Tamera (STYLE network)



i like those shows


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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:10pm
Originally posted by texasmami0117 texasmami0117 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


how is that wayans show doing?  I thought it was cute
 
full of bad acting but i still dvr it. one of the wayans just looks sick tho...the one from My Wife and Kids. His lips are black black black and his face is sunken in.


Yeah, George. He's really odd looking...he looks like those alien caricatures...his head is too large for his body and shaped funny.


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:10pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


I only watched Tia and Tamera b/c one twin was pregnant

I like watching stuff about pregnancy now

her being half black helped as well


i dont followConfused


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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:11pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


He's been interviewed.

I actually was ok with his explanation. He was asked about how he can do that show, especially since his wife is a serious journalist. He said that basically yes it's ratchet on the face of it but he is really helping a lot of families through the dna tests that are done and that's what helps him sleep at night.

see, that answer is bullsh*t.  He is exploiting people with no sense and even worse, he is exploiting the children by showing them hanging out backstage all snotty nosed and shyt while the parents voice overs of cursing is playing.  He never really asserts an opinion aside from reassuring the woman that she should be glad he's not the father Wacko.  

NEVER ever brings up the consequences of unprotected sex, such as HIV...he will have a woman on there with 4,5,6, 10 men and never brings up stds?  if this is supposed to be real life then he needs to tackle the subject responsibility b/c to me all he sees is dollar signs.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:12pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:


Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


He's been interviewed.

I actually was ok with his explanation. He was asked about how he can do that show, especially since his wife is a serious journalist. He said that basically yes it's ratchet on the face of it but he is really helping a lot of families through the dna tests that are done and that's what helps him sleep at night.


You can go to family court and get a paternity test for thirty bucks though lol


Not everywhere you can't. And they are so backlogged it may take forever. Plus if you have a few different possible candidates that's an issue as well.

Plus when you go on Maury you get to go to nyc, you get a per diem, and you get to floss on national television. I'd do it, especially if I was a poor single mother who isn't likely to get a free vacation anytime soon.


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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:14pm
She's an idiot

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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?


He's been interviewed.

I actually was ok with his explanation. He was asked about how he can do that show, especially since his wife is a serious journalist. He said that basically yes it's ratchet on the face of it but he is really helping a lot of families through the dna tests that are done and that's what helps him sleep at night.

see, that answer is bullsh*t.  He is exploiting people with no sense and even worse, he is exploiting the children by showing them hanging out backstage all snotty nosed and shyt while the parents voice overs of cursing is playing.  He never really asserts an opinion aside from reassuring the woman that she should be glad he's not the father Wacko.  

NEVER ever brings up the consequences of unprotected sex, such as HIV...he will have a woman on there with 4,5,6, 10 men and never brings up stds?  if this is supposed to be real life then he needs to tackle the subject responsibility b/c to me all he sees is dollar signs.


You know people can convince themselves of pretty much anything...especially white people who want to feel good by helping the coloreds.

But the same reason he isn't going to do anything responsible is the same reason bet is gonna stay ratchet...ppl don't want to watch it.


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:15pm
Yeah I still wouldn't go.
Just being on that show is embarrassing .

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Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:16pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by texasmami0117 texasmami0117 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


how is that wayans show doing?  I thought it was cute
 
full of bad acting but i still dvr it. one of the wayans just looks sick tho...the one from My Wife and Kids. His lips are black black black and his face is sunken in.


Yeah, George. He's really odd looking...he looks like those alien caricatures...his head is too large for his body and shaped funny.


yeah I wonder if he was ever on that stuff


As far as I know he is not a party person at all...I heard he's very religious but I don't know for sure.

He could be sick though...a lot of black actors have health issues and don't like to advertise them to the community.


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Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:31pm
Its not just black people..
Shows like Jersey Shore, The Kardashians, and The Voice have been what people are checking for as of late.

With that said.. BET hasn't been a destination for "healthy" programming in a minute.

Being that the network is called "Black" Entertainment TV they are stuck in this paradigm.
They need to go back to their roots and figure out their POV... As of now.. they're just a hollow network with no real focus. 

If BET were to do a cool home makeover show it wouldn't matter because I would still watch HGTV more. If they did some cool documentaries , it wouldn't matter cause I would still watch History and PBS more.. even though American Gangsta was good.

I'm not going to waste my time watching BET unless they come with a specific point of view and they offer good original quality programming.




Posted By: Finesseful
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:37pm
TV1 and Centric are awesome. 

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Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:40pm
The boondocks? Really?


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:40pm
She ain't lying..

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Posted By: Finesseful
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:41pm
BET needs to bring back Midnight Love and Uncut. That's a start.

And they don't want to spend any money on shows, so we gonna get sh*tty programs. Read Between The Lines was cool, but if you aren't gonna hire good writers your sh*t will fail.


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:42pm
Sure I could make a good case for The Boondocks being a quality black program.

You don't agree?
Cool

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Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:52pm
Rotfl


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:55pm
I promise you aren't .

I like most things on Adult Swim ...

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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 5:59pm
this thread made me realize that i dont watch most black shows. 


Posted By: texasmami0117
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:10pm
I have a girl crush on Melissa Harris Perry.


Posted By: texasmami0117
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by texasmami0117 texasmami0117 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


how is that wayans show doing?  I thought it was cute
 
full of bad acting but i still dvr it. one of the wayans just looks sick tho...the one from My Wife and Kids. His lips are black black black and his face is sunken in.


Yeah, George. He's really odd looking...he looks like those alien caricatures...his head is too large for his body and shaped funny.


yeah I wonder if he was ever on that stuff


As far as I know he is not a party person at all...I heard he's very religious but I don't know for sure.

He could be sick though...a lot of black actors have health issues and don't like to advertise them to the community.
 
Can't find anything but they clowning saying he look like The Mask LOL He do. I wish I could post the pic. I can't believe he's 30.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:33pm
Originally posted by Finesseful Finesseful wrote:

BET needs to bring back Midnight Love and Uncut. That's a start.

And they don't want to spend any money on shows, so we gonna get sh*tty programs. Read Between The Lines was cool, but if you aren't gonna hire good writers your sh*t will fail.

you jokin right???? LOL


but..."white gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllsss...goin thruuuuu my minddd...sarah, jessie, julie"...that was my jam.


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:42pm
Dont forget "I aint got no panties on........on tha dance flo"LOL

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Dont forget "I aint got no panties on........on tha dance flo"LOL

LMAO omg...that video...it looked like it smelled like DeadDeadDeadDead


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 6:45pm
Like a fish market........catfish grease......Indian money spray........and Newport ashes.

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 8:54pm
Those lyrics.CryLOL

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Posted By: DWeird
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:05pm
I'd tune into some high quality black sci-fi/supernatural, criminal justice, or hospital dramas. 

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Posted By: KinksnWinks
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:40pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I try to watch TJ Holmes don't sleep but it definitely isn't as sharp as Colbert report or Jon Stewart and I skip it or forget it often.

I can't blame it being on late either bc I force myself to stay up for catfish


I'm glad you said this.... It seems to be like a lame version of the daily show, I tried to watch it but either he needs more comedy or to be more serious but right now it seems as though
he is trying to hard


Posted By: Sinnamon_Mami
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:49pm
BET has changed the program. I enjoy some of the shoes.. They had good movies on this weekend..

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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by texasmami0117 texasmami0117 wrote:

I have a girl crush on Melissa Harris Perry.
I love her but her lisp kills me softly CryCryCry


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Posted By: Prtybrwneye_z
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:51pm
I like some of the shows on OWN...I don't associate BET with positive programming with substance and neither do they so she needs to stop it.


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:52pm
She needs to realize that it's about more than just adding 1 or 2 programs. They have to have substance and be well written and presented. Also, after years of failure on her part, people will be reluctant to return to BET. 

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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:57pm
For instance, BET has nothing original a la Supernatural, Nashville, Scandal, The Good Wife. All shows which I watch. Not only do you have to come strong, but you have to compete with other good shows with amazing writers out there. I'm not going to just give you a view because it's a black station. I watch other things on multiple networks that are amazing in my eyes. I am a loyal follower of most of my shows. I'm not going to give up watching something else I very much enjoy for the mere purpose of supporting a black station. If they want my view, they have to earn it.


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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 9:59pm
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

She needs to realize that it's about more than just adding 1 or 2 programs. They have to have substance and be well written and presented. Also, after years of failure on her part, people will be reluctant to return to BET. 

Basically. Also, how can you expect someone to watch these shows if they don't even know they exist. BET's promoting of some of their shows sucks compared to how other television stations promote their shows TBH.


Posted By: yurika975
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:02pm
I need to get caught up on Supernatural this season...I love that show. And The Walking Dead is cool. She knows she is dead wrong....She needs to come on with some great written tv, that is also black. Good first and black second....She needs to have a seat

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Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:05pm
Originally posted by Midwest_Da_Gawd Midwest_Da_Gawd wrote:

LMAO she's 100% right.


Although I agree with her, I haven't watched BET since say ohhhh 2004. Even when BET was prepping for the Viacom takeover in the early 2000s, they had already started watering themselves down. BET is an embarrassing mirror for the AA community for all that's wrong (and unfairly glorified) within our community. It's a serious trainwreck that I refuse to watch.


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Posted By: femmemichelle
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:10pm
The same people watching any ratchetness that comes on BET are the same ones watching quality shows like Scandal. BET just has to come with it.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:10pm
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

For instance, BET has nothing original a la Supernatural, Nashville, Scandal, The Good Wife. All shows which I watch. Not only do you have to come strong, but you have to compete with other good shows with amazing writers out there. I'm not going to just give you a view because it's a black station. I watch other things on multiple networks that are amazing in my eyes. I am a loyal follower of most of my shows. I'm not going to give up watching something else I very much enjoy for the mere purpose of supporting a black station. If they want my view, they have to earn it.


Yup yup.

Why don't they have a legal show like the practice or judging amy or law & order but with black characters? why don't they have any cop shows like new york undercover? can I get a black csi? or a black spy show? If Bill Cosby could convince folks that he was a spy for several seasons back in the day, surely we can have one now.

And what about a sci-fi or fantasy show featuring black characters? Or how about a reality show where people have to live like sharecroppers? or a black (meaning everything in the diaspora) jeopardy where kids can win college scholarships?

I just feel like they aren't trying hard enough.


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Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:12pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Yeah I still wouldn't go.
Just being on that show is embarrassing .


I used to work around the corner from Maury, and everything about that show is ratchet to the 10th power. Even the low budget ppl they pay to be in the audience look horrible. I used to see them on my lunch break. And most of the people actually on the show are actors as well. That's why he sleeps at night lol...bc it's not real.


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Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

What positive black programs do you watch BHM?


Anything with Melissa Harris Perry
Anything with Soledad OBrien
Six Little Mcghees (OWN network)
Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN network)
Tia and Tamera (STYLE network)


 
 
 
I just found her show like last month.  I am mad I am so late.


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Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:50pm
I don't get OWN.  Ouch

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Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Feb 04 2013 at 10:58pm
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

For instance, BET has nothing original a la Supernatural, Nashville, Scandal, The Good Wife. All shows which I watch. Not only do you have to come strong, but you have to compete with other good shows with amazing writers out there. I'm not going to just give you a view because it's a black station. I watch other things on multiple networks that are amazing in my eyes. I am a loyal follower of most of my shows. I'm not going to give up watching something else I very much enjoy for the mere purpose of supporting a black station. If they want my view, they have to earn it.
 
 
 
 
 
Right.  I'd love love to see a black "Charmed" or even a new "New York Undercover" type show.
 
They need a complete overhaul.  The channel itself looks bootleg and home made.  Put some money and effort towards quality shows.  I mean... the WB started off back in the day with what was it...Dawson's Creek, Buffy, Charmed, Smallville line up.  You want a more diverse audience...get something that is well done along with your ratchetness.


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Posted By: pattigurlatl
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 7:04am
she's right. this is news why?

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Posted By: beautiful_hair
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 7:25am
I haven't watched BET since Donnie Simpson and Sherry Carter left.  BET used to be good; I always watched "BET Nightly News".

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Posted By: Promiseualways
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 7:28am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:



ha ha ha this tickled me!!


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 7:35am
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

Originally posted by texasmami0117 texasmami0117 wrote:

I have a girl crush on Melissa Harris Perry.
I love her but her lisp kills me softly CryCryCry


i cant watch her.....who did she blow to get on tv with that heavy lisp?


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Posted By: SweetNovember*
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 8:02am
Who turns to BET for positivity? Actually, what person with sense turns to BET for anything? BET's reputation as decadent trash is well earned.

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Posted By: binky622
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 9:15am
Originally posted by SweetNovember* SweetNovember* wrote:

Who turns to BET for positivity? Actually, what person with sense turns to BET for anything? BET's reputation as decadent trash is well earned.

That's her excuse for going back to ratchet media for money. I longed turned away from BET for quality.  As a matter of fact my tv has dust on itSleepy


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Feb 05 2013 at 9:20am
Originally posted by beautiful_hair beautiful_hair wrote:

I haven't watched BET since Donnie Simpson and Sherry Carter left.  BET used to be good; I always watched "BET Nightly News".


When that was cancelled I stopped watching BET all together.  It was the only program I liked.


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Posted By: Allure.
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 1:58am
It's true. Research show blacks rather watch ATL housewives ratchet behavior over a positive sitcom like Reed Between the Lines.

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Posted By: lumii18
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 4:18am
they should bring back college hill......maybe baldwin hills.....im tired of the jamie/the parkers reruns and the baby boy/madea movie reruns Dead.......now if they showed comic view reruns, i wouldn't mind...

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Posted By: Ms.Best
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 6:39am
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i really want Maury Povich to be held accountable for what he promotes on television.  I don't understand how he's allowed to thrive on network television.  When I stop being lazy I am going to start a petition.  Why is he never called out or interviewed?



A few years ago, I emailed the show after watching an Out of control teens episode. I was disgusted how these young hoes were treated. They were taken to a funeral home and to jail as part of the show's attempt to help them clean up their act. I questioned the producers as to why there were only young women being called out for being sexually irresponsible, when it obviously takes two to tango. This show perpetuates gender and sexual stereotypes and has been getting away with it for years.


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 7:37am
Dear Debra,

You fcked up. We've moved on. Bish we watched Teen Summit and all of that good sh*t before y'all went downhill. Don't try it.



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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 7:42am
Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Dear Debra,

You fcked up. We've moved on. Bish we watched Teen Summit and all of that good sh*t before y'all went downhill. Don't try it.


Those were the days. Back when BET was actually decent to watch.


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 8:00am
Originally posted by niecy niecy wrote:


Those were the days. Back when BET was actually decent to watch.


Yep. I LOVED Teen SUmmit. I watched it all the time. I didn't get into the nightly news becaseu...*gasp* I was a child.

But my parent's watched it and we even watched sh*tty ass Comic View. I watched Rap City and most of the other music videos, programs, and movies.

It's too late, she sold out and is now looking for redemption.

It's like a bad relationship...she went outside the relationship (white folks), she started got on drugs (crazy azz dumb nicca programming), and now that she cleaned up she want's up back?

Bish, rebrand and get over it. & to think I gave that heaux a chance with "The Game."Sleepy

There will be no 3rd chances.


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Posted By: DWeird
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 9:21am
Originally posted by lumii18 lumii18 wrote:

they should bring back college hill......maybe baldwin hills.....im tired of the jamie/the parkers reruns and the baby boy/madea movie reruns Dead.......now if they showed comic view reruns, i wouldn't mind...
 
I loved Baldwin Hills! It satisfied my sophistiratchet programming needs. Nita, I'm with you. I miss Teen Summit. They need to go ahead and revamp that or something similar. I liked Hits From The Street, Rap City, The Old 106, Midnight Love too. Was Run's House BET? I can't remember but I loved that. Deb is full of sh*t. 




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Posted By: honeybee10
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 9:30am
BET ain't been ish since Donnie Simpson left

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Posted By: Cocoa
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 9:44am
I believe the channel CAN be salvaged.   They just have to be smart about it.

I get what they are trying to do TJ 'toofineformyowndamngood' Holmes' show but you dont create a 'Daily Show' type show and then put it on at the exact same time.  Don't make people choose, you will lose.  A different time slot will work better.

So much can be done with this channel but those people are not even trying...at all.


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Posted By: JasmineE02
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 10:16am
I just wanted to echo some of the other things said in the thread.  The deeper stuff, I'd rather read.  Give me a black cast version Supernatural or House of Cards and I'm yours.  LOL  You want storylines so compelling that other types of people tune in just to see what's going on.  They may even learn a thing or two.  Talk about issues unique to us and make good television.


Posted By: KinksnWinks
Date Posted: Feb 06 2013 at 12:00pm
Can someone send this thread to ms lee or the producers at BET



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