NBC To Air Superstorm Sandy Telethon

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NBC has scheduled a very special event for Friday night.

The network - along with affiliates Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA - will telecast "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a telethon hosted by Matt Lauer that will raise money for the American Red Cross's relief efforts across regions hit by the storm.

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Broadcast live on the East Coast and tape delayed out West, the event will take place at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and feature such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, plus Sting and Christina Aguilera.

In a press release, NBC said "additional networks could join the broadcast of the telethon prior to airtime."

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