New episodes of BET’S compelling new docuseries BOILING POINT and DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE will air Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17 respectively. See below for a breakdown of this week’s episodes and be sure to tune in.
Tuesday, March 16 at 11pm/10C BOILING POINT – “HURRICANE KATRINA”: After the devastating 2005 natural disaster, New Orleans faces further misery from an inadequate and biased response to a crisis that disproportionately impacted communities of color.
The episode features interviews with:
Lt. General Russel Honoré – Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, environmental activist
Percy “Master P” Miller – rapper, producer and businessman
Jarvis DeBerry – Pulitzer Prize Winner and former Times-Picayune columnist
Dr. Eboni Price-Haywood – New Orleans doctor and Medical Director of Ochsner Xavier Equity Institute Michael Eric Dyson – professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University
Beverly Wright – Executive Director of Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Reginald Smith – Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19 survivor
Kim Rivers-Roberts – Hurricane Katrina survivor, filmmaker and rapper
Wednesday, March 17 at 11pm/10C DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE – “Gentrification in the Mermaid City”: Soledad O’Brien answers the call from Marquitta White, a resident in one of three housing projects the city of Norfolk is forcefully vacating for “urban renewal.” As she immerses herself in the community, Soledad discovers the “renewal” is nothing more than gentrification under a cloak… a money grab to move the city’s poorest black families out in the name of economic opportunity.