A massive star-studded Hurricane Harvey relief telethon is set to air on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CMT on September 12 that will include appearances by George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and Reese Witherspoon, among others, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The one-hour special will be based in Los Angeles, with stages in Nashville and New York. The Nashville segment will be co-hosted by Witherspoon and Blake Shelton and will air live from the Grand Ole Opry House.
“Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” organized by Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun, will also feature a performance from Texas native George Strait from his own San Antonio benefit concert. The show will broadcast live on the East Coast and replay on the West Coast and will also be streamed online via Facebook and Twitter during the East Coast airing.
Other stars set to appear during the broadcast include Jamie Foxx, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, and Michael Strahan, with more stars set to be announced.
Telethon proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief Inc. Phone lines, text messaging and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and conclude one hour after the show ends.
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