NBC Plans All-Star Telethon For Sandy Relief

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Billy Joel and Christina Aguilera are among the artists appearing on a special NBC Universal telethon Friday night to raise money to help the East Coast in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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Aerial photo shows destruction in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Scheduled to take place at Rockefeller Plaza studios in New York City, the one-hour telethon will be hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer, reports The New York Times. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will also appear on the program.

The telethon will air 8-9 p.m. on NBC as well as Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, SyFy and USA. You can also watch the event online via a stream on NBC.com. The telethon will air live on the East Coast and will be tape-delayed for the West Coast.

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Flooded escalator in the South Ferry station of the No. 1 subway line, in lower Manhattan.

According to the Times, NBC will allow non-affiliated broadcast outlets to air the show.