Sunday morning's brunch of network news, talk and political debate has a new menu item courtesy of BET News. Viewers with an appetite for national and international news served with provocative thought, in-depth analysis and engaging discussion can now turn to BET's The Chop Up on Sundays.
Premiering Sunday, April 30 at 11 a.m. ET/PT with a special one-hour debut, The Chop Up promises a weekly dissection of the places, people and issues of close connection to the African-American community. The top-shelf happenings in the world will be delivered in fast-paced, informative chunks under the skillful guidance of host tandem Jeff Johnson and Jina Johnson; with street-wise Samson roaming the community for an up-close sense of what's on the minds of BET viewers. Anchoring The Chop Up's opener will be startling new revelations into the still unsolved murder of hip-hop superstar Biggie Smalls, aka "Notorious B. I. G."
Produced for BET and The Chop Up by Emmy Award-winning journalist, producer and author P. Frank Williams, the segment entitled "Long Kiss Goodnight" peels back the layers on the nine years since Biggie Smalls was gunned down in Los Angeles. In her first television interview since winning a multi-million dollar wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles, Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace shares striking details about the FBI investigation of her son's murder. Also for the first time on television, Lil' Cease, a member of Biggie's Junior Mafia crew, shares a chilling eye-witness account of what happened inside the car where Biggie was riding when the fatal shots were fired.
The Chop Up
PREMIERE TELECAST: Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 a.m. ET/PT (Special One Hour Premiere) ... (Encore Showing - 8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Sundays @ 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
HOSTS: Jeff Johnson, Jina Johnson and Samson