Entertainment World Unites for ‘America’ Benefit

Posted in News on September 20, 2001
 In the first ever joint telecast, all four major TV networks will air "America: A Tribute to Heroes" tonight (9/21) to benefit the United Way's September 11th Fund. The live telethon, produced by ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, will be simulcast on more than 25 broadcast and cable networks.

The September 11th Fund was established by the United Way and the New York Community Trust in the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has already raised several million dollars, with donations from American companies such as Microsoft, IBM, UPS, Home Depot, Starbucks, Bank of America and Blockbuster.  

"America" will feature an all-star line-up that includes Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder, George Clooney, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Julia Roberts, Clint Eastwood, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Smits, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Bon Jovi, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Petty and others.

The two-hour, commercial-free show will be broadcast live on the East Coast from stages in New York and Los Angeles with no live audience for security purposes. "America: A Tribute to Heroes" can be also seen on PBS, UPN, the WB, Pax TV, Univision, Telemundo, HBO, TNT, E!, Lifetime, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TNN, BET, BET Jazz, Fox Family, FX, Court TV, Discovery, TLC, Showtime and the Sundance Channel.


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