NBC to Air 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Telethon Featuring Christina Aguilara, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & Sting on Friday, November 2 at 8PM

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November 1st, 2012

via press release:

Scheduled Performances Include Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting; Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams Also Will Appear


Matt Lauer to Host

NEW YORK -- November 1, 2012 -- In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the networks of NBCUniversal -- including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA – will join forces to air a one-hour live benefit telethon, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” on Friday, November 2 (8-9 pm ET).


Hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will be broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West. Additional networks could join the broadcast of the telethon prior to airtime.


Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.


The telethon also will be live-streamed on NBC.com.


The event will feature performances by artists including Christina Aguilera (NBC’s “The Voice”), Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and appearances by Jimmy Fallon (NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and NBC News’ Brian Williams.


The American Red Cross response to Sandy is very large and will be very costly, affecting a massive area spanning much of the eastern half of the country. Financial donations help the American Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

  • RG-X

    For the love of all creatures great & small – please, please musicains that are performing; keep it focused on the storm – NO political agendas!!!!!

    That goes triple for you Bruce – give us a break from all the campaign agendas.


  • Max

    We don’t need a stupid “telethon”. If people wanted to donate, they would have already. I hate having shows pre empted!

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    It’s AguilEra.

    Thank you,
    Xtina stan ;)

  • Joseph

    Will NBC/Universal make this telethon available to stations and networks owned by other companies??

    Perhaps if they did, almost every national broadcast and cable channel (with a few exceptions) would pick it up.

    There have been multi-network telethon simulcasts in the recent past, such as for the September 11th victims, Hurricane Katrina, and the annual “Stand Up To Cancer” fundraiser.

  • cherita

    As a Floridian I don’t get it. Why are New Yorker’s so special? Florida telethons are no where to be found after each hurricane we suffer. Jokes are made by your news casters towards us. But after seeing the lack of humanity that New Yorker’s offer to each other, I’ll pick Florida any day. No fights at the pump for gas or yelling for camera time because one area is getting their electricity on faster than another Or just the fighting I’ve seen for simple supplies. It is soulless to see a mother not let into a neighbors house for safety; they would leave her on the porch in a storm/flood for her children to be swept away to their deaths. We help each other in need, in Florida we are all neighbors. We have patience and understanding and most importantly love for other humans, especially in their time of need. So raise your money with all your star power.. I’ll pick Florida in a storm any day.

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