NBCUniversal will hold a telethon on 9 of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night at 8pmET. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will be hosted by Matt Lauer.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
In the past — including after 9/11, the South Asian tsunami in 2005, hurricane Katrina in 2006 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010 — networks from multiple broadcasting companies came together to host a telethon. At this point, NBCU is taking the lead and going it alone on its own networks for the Sandy telethon. They say other networks are welcome to join tomorrow’s telethon.