Video Soul

Aired: June 1981-September 1996

Hosted by Donnie Simpson and Sherry Carter, BET came up with “Video Soul” to fill the void left by MTV, who refused to give airtime to black music artists.  Women watched partly for Simpson’s pretty boy looks, and Carter was the red-boned fantasy of many a teenaged boy.

WATCH:  Donnie Simpson  Discusses “Boyz N The Hood” and gang violence with  Whitney Houston (1991)

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