Some of the best -known names in the entertainment industry have taken part in an unprecedented telethon to help victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
The benefit called“ America: a Tribute to Heroes” was sponsored by all four major U.S. television networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. It was broadcast by three dozen television, cable and radio networks across the country and aired live to more than a hundred countries around the word.
Hollywood stars joined music entertainers in asking listeners and viewers to pledge cash donations to charities helping the victims of the September 11th attacks.
Actors, including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood, told stories of heroric acts by people who tried to save others from the burning Word Trade Center and the Pentagon. Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance in a show of support.
The appeals alienated with performances by such-popular entertainers as Bruce Springs teen, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and the rock band U -2.
They appeared on stages in New York, Los Angeles and London, decorated with hundreds of burning candles.
Singer Billy Joel sang, “New York State of Mind” with a New York City firefighter’s hat on his piano, Sting dedicated his song“ Fragile ”to a friend who died in the world Trade Center. Stevie Wonder condemned hatres in the name of religion before singing his song“ Love’s in Need of Love Today”. Pledge phones were manned by dozens of other celebrities, including Jack Nichlson, Meg Ryan, Whoopie Goldberg, Cindy Crawford, Al Pacino and Sylvester Stallone.”
Organizers said the two - hour telethon raised millions of dollars. All participants, from stars to stage - hands, worked without.
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