NBC, ABC, CBS Team for Star-Studded Global Special

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NBC, ABC and CBS are uniting for a historic global broadcast to raise funds and address the fight against COVID-19.

Set to air Saturday, April 18, from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, One World: Together at Home will see NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and CBS’ Stephen Colbert host the broadcast, which is being produced in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that NBC’s New York-based executive vp specials Doug Vaughan led the charge for the cross-network event, with ABC and CBS both quick to sign on.

The special will celebrate community health care workers and support the WHO’s global fight to end COVID-19. Lady Gaga will curate the special, which will feature exclusive appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.

The special will educate and inform viewers about COVID-19 risks, prevention and response and feature cameos from the worlds of music and arts, sports and comedic sketches. Interviews with experts from WHO as well as stories from health care workers on the front lines of the global pandemic will also be featured.

Some of the world’s biggest artists will perform during the special, which will include multimillion-dollar pledges to WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund. Audrey Morrissey (NBC’s The VoiceSongland) and Live Animals will produce the special in partnership with Global Citizen.

Read more  HERE.

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  1. Last thing the average American needs is to listen to a bunch of privileged rich celebrities telling us that they feel our pain and are suffering right along with us in their gated mega-homes. At least they can pat each other on their virtual backs. 😉

  2. Your favorite celebrities are going make it all better, George? You’re living in the past, man!
    Looks like a list of the usual left wing know-it-alls to me, and it will probably be as much fun as an awards show!

  3. In my humble opinion I say let them do whatever they wish to entertain the Great Unwashed, Entertainment by talented people cannot really do much harm .

    Award Shows were just mentioned, let’s hope the shows described above have no political messaging of any kind, pure simple entertainment would be the best policy .

    I suppose that then leaves Robert De Niro out, oh well he can then instead do what many others will choose to do, sit at home and watch .

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