“When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television,” Johnson tells me. “We had public affairs programming. We had news… I had a show called Teen Summit, we had a large variety of programming, but the problem is that then the video revolution started up… And then something started happening, and I didn’t like it at all. And I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists…and we had to start showing them. I didn’t like the way women were being portrayed in these videos.”Well, duh. If you've ever stayed up past 12 AM and turned the channel to BET then you already know what they're capable of, soft core porn. (read:Uncut) Check the rest of the article below.
Apr 30, 2010
Article Dopeness: Sheila Johnson Slams BET
Sheila Johnson, the founder of BET, finally speaks about the original vision of BET and its current state.