Beyonce, George Clooney to lead Sept. 12 Hurricane Harvey relief telethon

Lester Mason
September 6, 2017

"Sept. 12, we have a telethon that we're doing".

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CMT will all take part in a one-hour benefit telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A Category 4 hurricane, Harvey left a vast swath of flooding and devastation in its wake, especially in the Houston area.

Music superstar Beyonce Knowles, along with Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, and many other stars have signed on for a one-hour telethon set for September 12 that will raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. The one-hour special, which will air across the big four broadcast networks and on CMT, will be based in Los Angeles, with stages in NY and Nashville.


The one-hour event is called Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Central. The telethon broadcast, as well as Strait's Hand in Hand Texas show, will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook.

The upcoming telethon for Hurricane Harvey just got even more big names attached to the huge show. Taped tributes, appearances and performances from Beyonce, Adam Sandler, Justin Bieber, Robert De Niro, Drake, Blake Shelton, Oprah Winfrey and others will be on the broadcast. Additionally, the show will feature a performance from Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues, with celebrities like Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio digging deep to help in the relief effort.

Bun B, a Houston native and lecturer at Rice University, said he was trying to organise a local event through his contacts and recognised that Harvey was a broader tragedy.

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