Robert Louis Johnson is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in various business sectors.
Today on the show we had the founder of BET and the first black billionaire Bob Johnson call in where he spoke about the Black agenda, how to get reparations and more. Also, we had our girl Yvonne Orji call in where she spoke about her HBO special, Africa being shown in another light, Insecure and more. Also, Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to Laura Ingraham for her hypocritical comments towards Lebron James comments towards police brutaltity versus Drew Brees. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 1979, Robert Johnson was a lobbyist for the burgeoning cable industry. That's when he got an idea for a channel called Black Entertainment Television. He started small, just a few hours of programming a week. But by the 1990s BET had become a cultural touchstone. In 2001, he sold BET to Viacom for $2.3 billion, making him the first African-American billionaire in US history. Recorded live in Washington, D.C.
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Apr 8th, 1946
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