Thursday, November 1, 2012

NBCU Readies Sandy Benefit TV Concert

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Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to headline a benefit concert for victims of Hurriance Sandy Friday.

Others expected to participate: Sting, Christina Aquilera and Jimmy Fallon.  Other performers are expected to be added to the line-up.

The Friday evening telecast will be commercial free and will benefit the American Red Cross and be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks may participate.

The "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" concert telethon will broadcast from Rockefeller Center in NYC and will be hosted by Matt Lauer. It will air live 8-9  p.m. Eastern and will be taped-delayed in the West.

The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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