George Clooney, Oprah, Beyonce, Julia Roberts to Headline Hurricane Harvey Relief TV Telethon


George Clooney, Oprah, Beyonce and dozens of their closest friends have signed on to Scooter Braun and rapper Bun B’s TV telethon to raise relief money for Hurricane Harvey victims.


The one-hour “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” will be based in Los Angeles with stages in New York, Nashville and San Antonio. It’ll air live for the east coast Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and Viacom’s CMT. The show will also be available internationally with live streams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O’Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to participate.


“Hand in Hand” will benefit the following charities: United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief USA.


Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. Here is a direct link to donate:


The “Hand in Hand” broadcast will be produced by SB Projects and Den of Thieves with Braun, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, Allison Kaye, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager serving as executive producers. Other executive producers include Chris Choun and Lee Lodge; Jordan Brown, Penni Thow and Barb Bialkowski will co-executive produce the charitable special.



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