BET has a big Don Cornelius and "Soul Train" tribute in the works -- much of which will start in a few hours. "106th and Park" will start it off at 6 p.m., followed by a repeat airing of that very good documentary, "Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America," which VH1 and VH1 Classic will also air.
Also, Centric will air a 24-hour marathon of what it's calling "classic" "Soul Train" episodes.
“We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Don Cornelius. He was a pioneer in the television and music industries and his legacy and influence on American culture will continue to live on for many generations to come. He made Soul Train a destination for lovers of black culture and music and connected the world to our culture and we are forever grateful,” said Debra L. Lee, BET Networks' chairman and chief executive, in a statement..
Meanwhile check out these great clips courtesy of VH1, which will air "Hippest Trip" Friday.