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The Morning Ticker: $23M Telethon, Day of Giving, Katie’s Tour

  • NBC News announced nearly $23 million dollars was raised during the one-hour telethon and concert for Sandy victims Friday night. Nine NBCU networks broadcast the special. “Today” reported the telethon raised “record donations.”
  • “Good Morning America” kicked off ABC’s “Day of Giving” for Sandy victims. Everyone from Barbara Walters to Sesame Street’s Grover are manning a phone bank set up in Times Square Studios.
  • Katie Couric‘s visits to The Rockaways and Staten Island this weekend will be shown on her show today. New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi and Brooklyn-born Steve Buscemi will also be on “Katie” today.
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