NBC to Air 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Telethon on Friday


Deadline is reporting that NBC, in response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, will combine the efforts of all of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA, to air a one-hour live benefit telethon, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” to benefit the American Red Cross, on Friday, November 2 (8-9 pm ET). That’s tomorrow folks.

The event, which will also be live-streamed on NBC.com, will be hosted by the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, broadcasting from their New York studio 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.

The event will feature performances by artists including New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Christina Aguillera and Sting, with appearances by Jimmy Fallon and 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

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