TV Channels Announce Special Tributes to Prince

Apr 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Since news broke Thursday that Prince was found dead at 57, a number of television outlets have begun announcing plans for tributes to the music icon.

Among the announcements:

  • ABC will air “Prince: Death of a Legend” on a special edition of “20/20” tonight, Friday, April 22, from 10:01-11 p.m. ET.

Please click here to see the ABC announcement.

  • OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will re-air a 1996 installment of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” featuring an interview with Prince, with the telecast set for Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Click here for details on the OWN plans.

  • VH1 began a four-day slate of special Prince programming Thursday evening, with airings of “Purple Rain” continuing through Sunday.

Please click here for airtimes and other details for the VH1 airings.

  • BET Networks began pre-empting its regular programming Thursday across BET, BET Jams, BET Soul and Centric to play a marathon of Prince videos that continues into the weekend.

Please click here for details on the BET programming.

  • AXS TV announced plans to celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with a special programming lineup Saturday, April 23, that will include the Prince edition of “Rock Legends” and the television premiere of the documentary “Slave Trade: How Prince Re-made the Music Business.”

Click here for details on the AXS TV programming.

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