In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy local TV stations, station groups and networks are pitching in to help out those affected. Here’s the roundup of who is doing what so far:
>WPVI, Philadelphia’s ABC O&O will air “Helping Our Neighbors: Surviving Sandy”, a live telethon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for those who would like to donate to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.
According to TVNewser, “In addition to American Red Cross volunteers, special guests will be stopping by to lend their support to the telethon. The long list of guests includes Mayor Michael Nutter, Pat Croce, Vince Papale, Top Chef Kevin Sbraga, celebrity chef Michael Schulson, radio personality Nicole Michalik, Temple Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy, Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette, several of the Sixers star players, WMMR-FM’s Pierre Robert, Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd and many more familiar faces.”
>KNBC, the Los Angeles NBC owned station has teamed up with the American Red Cross for the ‘NBC4 Sandy Relief’ telethon. The telethon runs until 7 p.m. tonight. Viewers are encouraged to call: (866) 658-1903 and make a donation of any amount. Read more