BET Wins Cable Positive POP Awards' "Network of the Year" for HIV/AIDS-Related Programming
June 24, 2005
BET on Monday received the "Network of the Year" honor at the Fourth Annual Cable Positive POP (Positively Outstanding Programming) Awards for its original HIV/AIDS-related programming, according to a Cable Positive release. BET also received the honor for "Outstanding Public Service Announcement" for its "Rap-It-Up" campaign (Cable Positive release, 6/21). BET, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation, launched Rap-It-Up in 1998 to educate and inform black youth about sexual health issues, including HIV/AIDS. The campaign, now in its seventh season, includes full-length shows, public service announcements, online content on BET.com and a free booklet for viewers on sexual health issues. The campaign is the single-largest public education effort on HIV/AIDS and related issues directed toward the black community (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 10/18/04). Other POP Award winners include:
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