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US broadcast networks to simulcast hurricane Katrina relief concert

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MUMBAI: The six US broadcast networks ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The WB and UPN will join forces for a primetime special entitled Shelter From The Storm: A Concert For The Gulf Coast.

The concert will raise funds for those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. It may be recalled that when 9/11 happened four years ago the four major broadcast networks had gotten together for a concert.

 

 

The one-hour simulcast takes place on 9 September. The entertainment special/fundraising event will salute the citizens in the devastated areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and pay tribute to the rescue personnel guiding relief efforts in the region.

The event will be broadcast live from locations in New York City and Los Angeles. It will also be made available to other broadcast networks, cable networks, radio stations and broadband Internet providers.

 

 

Joel Gallen, who produced “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon in September 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, will executive produce the special, which will feature musical performances and appearances by celebrities from the world of film, television and music. Usher, Green Day, Ludacris and Alicia Keys are just some of the stars who have signed up for the gig.

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