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Viacom suspends programming for 17 minutes in solidarity with student protesters

The students protesting against gun violence across the country today are finding support in television channels such as BET, TV Land, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV — all owned by Viacom.

The big picture: Viacom's support doesn't stop there. Per the Daily Beast, the company is also "providing digital and on-air coverage during the March for our Lives rally," and Viacom Vice Chairwoman Shari Redstone is donating $500,000 to the march.