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Pop / Rock 21/09/2001

Showbiz world rallies with telethon

NEW YORK (NBC) - Jim Carrey, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise will appear on a telethon to raise money for those affected by the US attacks in a rare collaboration by all four major American TV networks.

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will screen America: A Tribute to Heroes on Friday night, and the show will also be offered to smaller networks and cable channels.

Other broadcast and cable outlets simulcasting the event include BET, Comedy Central, Court TV, Discovery, Fox Family, FX, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, PAX, PBS, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Telemundo, TLC, TNN, TNT, the WB, Univision, UPN and VH1.

Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young will perform for the event, while Frasier star Kelsey Grammer will also appear after Frasier's creator died in one of the hijacked planes.

Viewers will be encouraged to donate money to charities helping survivors and victims' families during the show.

Line-up for America: A Tribute to Heroes:

Jim Carrey
Tom Cruise
George Clooney
Cameron Diaz
Robert De Niro
Clint Eastwood
Calista Flockhart
Kelsey Grammer
Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Will Smith
Robin Williams

'America: A Tribute to Heroes,' Friday, September 21, 9-11 p.m. EDT/PDT, 8-10 p.m. CDT/MDT  
Dixie Chicks
Faith Hill
Billy Joel
Tom Petty
Paul Simon
Bruce Springsteen
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
Mariah Carey
Wyclef Jean
Willie Nelson
Bon Jovi
Sheryl Crow

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