NEW YORK (AP) – Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and CMT.
The event will be telecast live at 7 p.m. CST on September 12. It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects. The show will also be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.READ MORE: Texas Woman Sues Oral Surgeon After Metal Drill Bit Left Inside Her Jaw
George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages. Journalists Matt Lauer and Norah O’Donnell will also participate. More celebrities are expected.READ MORE: Southeast Alliance Community Care Team To Address Public Mental Health Response Needs
It will benefit several organizations, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
The telethon will air from Los Angeles, but there will be stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee. A performance from George Strait’s San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.MORE NEWS: After Rise In Auto Thefts, Tarrant County Cracking Down On Car Thieves
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