In conjunction with Black History Month, Lifetime TV rolls out a new and very impressive original movie Betty & Coretta starring Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige. The film premieres Saturday night at 8 p.m. with an encore screening on Sunday at 1 p.m. (set your dvrs for this one).
Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, Betty & Coretta tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Pierre). When their husbands were tragically assassinated,these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.