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02/17/2015 02:49 pm ET Updated Feb 17, 2015

BET Launches First Miniseries With 'The Book Of Negroes' Featuring Aunjanue Ellis And Lou Gossett Jr.

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A far cry from its usual hip-hop and R&B programming, the 35-year-old network premieres its very first miniseries,'Book of Negroes,' centering on a female slave narrative based on Lawrence Hill's 2007 best-selling novel. Veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels chats with the epic film's director Clement Virgo and BET chairman Debra L. Lee to get their insights.

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