Aerosmith Added to Tonight's NBC Hurricane Telethon Benefit
Aerosmith will be added to tonight's NBC telethon for Hurricane Sandy survivors. New Jersey- native Jon Bon Jovi asked the group to participate on this morning's TODAY SHOW. Steven Tyler told NBC's Matt Lauer that he was born in New York, and felt a responsibility to be there.
In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the networks of NBCUniversal -- including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA – will join forces to air a one-hour live benefit telethon, HURRICANE SANDY: COMING TOGETHER, on Friday, November 2 (8-9 pm ET).
Hosted by NBC TODAY SHOW anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will be broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West. Additional networks could join the broadcast of the telethon prior to airtime.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
The telethon also will be live-streamed on NBC.com.