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Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, others in Hurricane Sandy telethon

November 01, 2012|By Randy Lewis
  • Bruce Springsteen will be joined by Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and others for a Hurricane Sandy relief telethon Friday
Bruce Springsteen will be joined by Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and… (Michael Dwyer / Associated…)

The following post has been updated. See note below for details.

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Sting and other celebrities will join forces for a one-hour live telethon “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” airing Friday at 8 p.m. on NBCUniversal stations and streamed at NBC.com.

Money raised during the telethon will be donated to American Red Cross relief efforts. In addition to being televised on NBC, the concert will be carried on Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC, E!, G4, Style, Syfy and USA channels. Other networks may join by the time the show gets underway Friday.

The benefit will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams will also take part. The show will be carried live to the East Coast and tape delayed for West Coast audiences.

Those interested in donating to the hurricane relief effort can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or make a $10 contribution by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Updated at 10:54 a.m.: The telethon also will be simulcast on Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio channel 20 on Sirius XM.

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