Cable Nets Airing ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telethon

Cable and broadcast networks are joining forces to raise funds for cancer research. On Friday, Sept. 10, 17 channels will broadcast the “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. More than 50 celebrities will perform or answer phone calls during the commercial-free, one-hour event hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams. Viewers will be able to donate via phone, the Internet or text messaging.

Participating cable networks include E!, VH1 and others.