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NBC, WBIR to air hurricane relief telethon Friday night

2:24 PM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
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The networks of NBCUniversal will be airing a one-hour benefit telethon Friday night to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The telethon will air on NBC (and WBIR), Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night from 8 to 9 p.m., Eastern. Network officials said other networks could join the broadcast before airtime Friday night.

The effort will be hosted by "Today" anchor Matt Lauer and will donate monies collected to the American Red Cross relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Scheduled performers include Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams are also scheduled to appear.

Anyone can donate to the American Red Cross' relief effort for Sandy by visiting http://www.redcross.org/, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a one-time $10 donation.

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