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Nelson Mandela TV tributes, coverage planned

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Nelson Mandela's death is prompting TV tributes, specials, re-airings of documentaries and more in memory of the South African leader who died Thursday.

In advance of his Dec. 10 funeral, here is a lineup of some of the programming that's been announced:

- ABC's 20/20 will air a special edition, Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World, airing Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. David Muir and Robin Roberts will anchor the hour, featuring Alex Marquardt reporting from South Africa. It will have details of Mandela's passing, worldwide reaction, plans for his funeral and images of the day.

- CNN will have an Anderson Cooper-hosted special report on Mandela's life and death Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT, including a one-hour documentary,Nelson Remembered, at 9 p.m.

- BET plans to extend Friday's 106 & Park to two hours, starting at 8 p.m., for Mandela coverage, starting with an hour-long news special, Mandela: Freedom's Father.

- CBS' 48 Hours Presents will feature a one-hour special, Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation, anchored by Scott Pelley. The show will feature CBS News journalists Bob Simon and Martha Teichner, who have covered Mandela's life firsthand and showcase a quarter-century of CBS News footage. CBS News correspondent and jazz greatWynton Marsalis and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela will explore the role of music as an instrument for social change. (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET/PT)

- History will re-air Miracle Rising: South Africa, a special that details the story of South Africa's political transformation through personal and intimate accounts from world leaders, politicians, celebrities and journalists. (Friday at 5 p.m. ET.)

Discovery Channel will premiere The Making of Mandela, a new documentary narrated by Homeland actor David Harewood celebrating the leader's life. (Sunday at noon ET/PT.)


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