Popular BET host and Political Correspondent Jeff Johnson is slated to tackle issues affecting the black community and today’s top stories with a new BET show entitled ‘ The Truth’. Premiering this Friday, August 15th , the provocative half-hour program will use a mix of investigative reporting and one-on-one interviews with leading experts to review the week’s events and examine exactly what the top headlines mean for the Black community. Known for his in-depth analysis of political, social, and economic problems affecting African Americans, host Jeff Johnson will leave no issue unaddressed. From unique coverage of the 2008 elections to the increase of heart failure in the Black population, THE TRUTH WITH JEFF JOHNSON will go behind the issues and deliver the African American side of the news. During a special 2008 election report, THE TRUTH will travel to Denver for the 45th Democratic National Convention. Broadcasting live from inside the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field, Johnson will provide context and analysis of all of the latest developments of the Democratic National Convention. Leading media figures such as political strategist and BET J host Keith Boykin and political pundits Jamal Simmons, Keli Goff and Angela McGlowan will act as onsite correspondents at the Convention for a two-hour special featuring Senator Barack Obama’s speech on Thursday, August 28. ‘The Truth’ with Jeff Johnson premieres Friday, August 15th at 11pm ET.