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NBC To Air Hurricane Sandy Telethon Tomorrow Night

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Jimmy Fallon and more will perform to benefit the Red Cross.

NBC To Air Hurricane Sandy Telethon Tomorrow Night

Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week.  Millions still feel the effects of the storm while electric companies scramble to get power to those without, first responders look to reduce flood waters, and the National Guard and Red Cross try to get those in the worst areas some semblance of relief.  People have lost their homes, have lost loved ones, and are still trying to figure out what's next.  There is still a long way to go, but recovery is imminent.  NBC is looking to help by showing an hour-long telethon tomorrow night.  Via The New York Times:

NBC Universal said on Thursday morning that it would show a one-hour telethon and concert on its broadcast network and cable television stations on Friday night to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The telethon, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” will be held at NBC’s Rockefeller Plaza studios and hosted by Matt Lauer, the co-host of “Today.” Among the musicians who are scheduled to perform on the telethon are Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera; Jimmy Fallon, the host of NBC’s “Late Night,” and Brian Williams, the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will also appear.

The telethon will be shown simultaneously on NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA, and streamed live on the NBC.com Web site. It will be broadcast live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time for the East Coast and on a tape delay for the West Coast. NBC said that money collected from the telethon would be donated to the American Red Cross.

Good on you, NBC.  The people in the greatest need right now will hopefully get even more help.  If you want more information on how you can donate to the American Red Cross, visit their site here.  If you are in New York City and are interested in volunteering, visit New York Cares.


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