BET'S "Lift Every Voice" TV Host Gerard Henry Leaves the Network

Gerard Henry, who has hosted Black Entertainment Television's (BET) weekly music magazine TV program "Lift Every Voice," is leaving the network after nine years. "It was not my initial desire to move on," Henry said. "However, based on the creative direction they wanted to take the show, it was inevitable." Henry approached BET with the "Lift Every Voice" concept nine years ago. It was immediately embraced by BET executives in conjunction with the launch of BET's 24-hour Gospel Channel at the time. Henry's show was quickly embraced throughout the nation as it expanded the Gospel Music platform that Dr. Bobby Jones had built. It gave many artists a greater voice and opportunity to connect with their fans on an intimate level.

"Gerard created a new format in gospel music," says gospel legend Richard Smallwood. "Never before had their been a chance to witness these kinds of personal and in depth interviews with gospel artists. His likeable personality, down to earth and laid-back style made not only the artists comfortable but made viewers feel like they were a part of the whole process. As an artist I can say that he will be greatly missed in this kind of format. For me it was like talking to a close friend, not an interviewer and I always looked forward to it. Gerard's love for God and for the art form has always shown through. His style and his gift will never be duplicated."

Gerard has just launched a one-hour inspirational talk show entitled, "G-Talk! Religion, Sex, and Politics" which airs Sundays 12-1 p.m. in Washington D.C. on WPGC Heaven 1580 AM. He can also be heard daily as a featured commentator on The Akintunde Show on the same station between 1:30-2 p.m. Henry continues to be a sought after speaker, host, and consultant. For booking interviews, speaking engagements, or hosting events call 1.800.797.6677 or email annika@ameventplanners.com. "Syndication of the radio show is my first priority," Henry added. "And I want to assure my supporters that I am in the lab preparing a fresh God-Breathed multi-media experience."


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