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Celebrity Hearts Prove To Be Bigger Than The Emmy's

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 9:22 AM Central

by Heather Koehler

The list continues to grow as more and more stars sign their names to perform or appear on the TV telethon "America: A Tribune to Heroes," scheduled to air this Friday.

All four networks plus WB, UPN, Lifetime, E!, FX, MTV, SoapNet, National Geographic Channel, Fox Movie Channel and the Spanish Telemundo are all confirmed to air the special. TNT and USA will announce Wednesday their programming schedule.

The two-hour special will air live at 9:00 p.m., Eastern and Central time and on tape delay in the Pacific and Mountain zones.

This is the first time ever a single program taken the air on every network. "America" will originate on both coasts, but and exact production site will not be announced to insure safety of all involved and listen to who we'll get to see...

Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Jim Carrey, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Faith Hill, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Robin Williams, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Will Smith make up the movie star list so far. The Big Four networks are supplying some stars of their own as Amy Brenneman, Ray Romano, Dennis Franz, Sela Ward, Kelsey Grammer, Conan O'Brien, Calista Flockhart and Jane Kaczmarek will take the stage too.

All of the procedes from the special will be donated to the relief efforts for last week's tragedies.

This already deserves a standing O.