BET, in partnership with CBS Information, introduced a brand new primetime unique particular honoring the life and legacy of iconic actress Cicely Tyson. Hosted by CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King, “BET + CBS Information Current Cicely Tyson: In Her Personal Phrases” will characteristic prolonged excerpts from one of many legendary actress and style mannequin’s final interviews, wherein she displays on her trailblazing and illustrious 70-year profession throughout tv, movie and theater, together with being the primary Black actress to co-star in a tv drama collection, East Facet/West Facet, to her Emmy award-winning efficiency in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), Tony award-winning position in The Journey to Bountiful (2013), receiving an honorary Academy Award (2018) and up to date induction into the Tv Corridor of Fame (2020). Her affect transcends past the display screen and stage into many different aspects of American tradition. We be part of so many in celebration of her life, legacy and immeasurable contributions to the illustration of African People, particularly Black girls within the media. “Cicely Tyson: In Her Personal Phrases” premieres Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 PM ET/PT on BET and 8PM/7C on BET Her.
BET celebrated Tyson’s unimaginable work at BET Honors 2010 and Black Women Rock! 2015. Watch her BET Honors 2010 tribute right here:
At 7:30 PM ET/PT, BET may also air “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too” starring Cicely Tyson.
BET Digital will rejoice and honor the pioneering icon throughout digital and social platforms utilizing the hashtags #BETRemembersCicelyTyson.