NEW YORK, N.Y. (WTVA) -- Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey (NBC’s “30 Rock”), James Gandolfini, Al Roker (NBC’s “Today”) and Jon Stewart are the newest stars to join NBC Universal’s broadcast of “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together.”
The one-hour live benefit telethon will air Friday, November 2, (7-8 pm CST) across the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA.
The NBC Sports Network and The Weather Channel also have now signed on to air the event.
Bacon, Blige, Fey, Gandolfini, Roker and Stewart join the current lineup of previously announced performers, including Christina Aguilera (NBC’s “The Voice”), Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Sting, with appearances by Jimmy Fallon (NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and NBC News’ Brian Williams.
Hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will be broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West.
Additional networks are expected to join the broadcast of the telethon prior to airtime.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
The telethon also will be live-streamed on NBC.com.
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 http://www.redcross.org/
, call 1-800-HELPNOW or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.