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Networks team on cancer event

May 28, 2008|From the Associated Press

ABC, CBS and NBC will air a simultaneous one-hour fundraiser for cancer research in prime-time on Sept. 5.

The "Stand Up to Cancer" broadcast will feature musical performances and celebrity appeals, although no guests were immediately announced Tuesday. The American Assn. for Cancer Research will distribute the money raised to specific organizations.

The three network evening news anchors -- Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams -- were to announce the plans on the network morning news shows today, but word slipped out earlier.

"We want everyone to know that they can make a difference in this fight," said Couric, whose husband and sister both died of cancer.

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