Winfrey, Cosby set to co-host Essence

13th annual special focus: 'Building a Better World'

Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby have been tapped to host the Essence Awards 2000 on April 14 at Radio City Music Hall.

The 13th annual variety special, to be taped for later primetime broadcast, will feature a range of celebrity acts centering on this year’s theme, “Building a Better World: A Cause to Celebrate.”

Both Winfrey and Cosby are previous recipients of Essence Awards, which honor entertainers, public figures and activists whose work contributes to the advancement and awareness of social causes.

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