NBC’s Sandy Benefit Concert: The Stars Taking Part

by Christopher Freeburn | November 4, 2012 7:36 pm

Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA[1]) NBC broadcast a star-studded concert from New York City’s Rockefeller Center on Friday to raise funds to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy[2], which devastated coastal areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut earlier this week.

The concert was broadcast on a number NBC networks, including CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, USA, Bravo and the Weather Channels. Other networks opted not to participate in the telethon, though Disney’s (NYSE:DIS[3]) ABC, News Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:NWSA[4]) Fox and CBS (NYSE:CBS[5]) announced their own donations to organizations assisting with recovery efforts, the Associated Press noted.

New Jersey natives Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen topped a long list of performers, with the Bon Jovi front-man performing “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and Springsteen and the E Street Band ending the concert with “Land of Hopes and Dreams.”

The areas hit by Sandy continue to reel under the impact of power outages and fuel shortages[6].

Here are some of the other singers, actors and comedians who participated in Friday’s NBC telethon:

Endnotes:
  1. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  2. raise funds to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPERSTORM_SANDY_BENEFIT_CONCERT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-01-20-07-55
  3. DIS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DIS
  4. NWSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NWSA
  5. CBS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CBS
  6. impact of power outages and fuel shortages: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/nyc-new-jersey-strangled-by-post-sandy-gas-shortage/

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