In Memory of Don Cornelius

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  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012

Rising Stars

In the 1970s and 1980s, megastar talent — including James Brown, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin — made guest appearances on the show. Perhaps even more thrilling was catching a glimpse of a star on the rise, including a young Janet Jackson, who first appeared on the dance-music program in 1982. (Photo: 2001 Tribune Entertainment/Getty Images)