'America' - A tribute to heroes


Wednesday, September 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


On Friday, September 21 (8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.), the entertainment industry will come together in an historic fashion to raise funds and raise the spirits of all who have been touched by the horrific tragedy that has struck America.

In an unprecedented cooperative and collaborative effort, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will present "America: A Tribute to Heroes," a live two-hour, commercial-free, simulcast bringing the American family together to salute the American spirit, and raising funds for a long-term relief effort for the thousands and thousands of Americans who have directly suffered from this heinous assault on humanity.

From New York and Los Angeles, celebrities from television, feature films, music, sports and news will take part in an unforgettable and uplifting evening filled with music, memories, hope and inspiration.

Participating at press time, in alphabetical order, are: Bon Jovi, Amy Brenneman, Jim Carrey, George Clooney, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, The Dixie Chicks, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Calista Flockhart, Dennis Franz, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hanks, Faith Hill, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Conan O’Brien, Tom Petty, Ray Romano, Julia Roberts, Paul Simon, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Sela Ward, Robin Williams, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young. More to follow.

All funds raised from this program will go to the relief effort. All costs will be underwritten by the Networks, and everyone involved will be donating his or her time and resources.

"America: A Tribute to Heroes" will seek to unite a shaken world with words and music while paying tribute to the indomitable spirit, unfaltering fortitude and courage that truly makes America "the land of the free and the home of the brave."

"America: A Tribute to Heroes" will be broadcast live in the Eastern and Central time zones and tape-delayed in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. "America: A Tribute to Heroes" will also be videostreamed on the Internet. All of the other broadcast networks, cable networks and radio networks are being invited to carry the feed.