Wynton at the Concert For Hurricane Katrina Relief on NBC

Posted on September 1st, 2005 in Concerts | Tags: hurricane katrina, nbc, new orleans, tv show

In response to the hurricane tragedy NBC Universal Television Group will air A Concert For Hurricane Relief, a live benefit special in high-definition on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. The hour-long, music and celebrity driven broadcast will air live to the East Coast on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 8:00pm (ET). The telethon hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer will broadcast from New York studios on NBC. The special will feature performances by artists with ties to the affected areas. These artists include Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis as well as a guest appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.

All funds raised will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which will provide humanitarian relief in the form of portable water, food, counseling, shelter, and other necessities. Throughout the telethon, viewers will be asked to donate by visiting the web at www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-HELP NOW.