Hurricane Relief Telethon Airs Tonight

NBCU announced yesterday that its networks – NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA – will join forces to air “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,”  a one-hour live telethon tonight.  Proceeds will aid American Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. HBO and The Weather Channel also have signed on to broadcast the telethon. 

Matt Lauer will host the show, which begins at 7 p.m. CT.  Scheduled performers include Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.  Also scheduled to appear are Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Al Roker, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Donations can be made on the Red Cross website or by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS.  To make a $10 donation, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

CNBC, USA and The Weather Channel are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Celebs Join AMC, Red Cross for Zombie Blood Drive

AMC and the Red Cross are joining forces to raise blood donor awareness.   “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” campaign, which runs through Oct. 22, features the support of celebrities who can be seen “zombie-fied” in digital portraits created by “The Walking Dead” special effects artist Greg Nicotero   The photos, which feature such stars as Joel Madden, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Aisha Tyler, The Black Keys, and Jimmy Smits (shown above), can be viewed on a special AMC Give Blood website

The website also details a sweepstakes that accompanies the campaign.  The grand prize winner will visit the set of “The Walking Dead.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.