Skip to comments.HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT AIMS FOR 2 BILLION VIEWERS WORLDWIDE
Posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and many other artists will perform at the benefit to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert's website http://www.121212concert.org.
U.S. television viewers will have a difficult time missing the event. The broadcast will be carried on 34 channels, from AMC to VH1 Classic. Even pay channels HBO and Showtime 2 and the newsy Bloomberg will carry the broadcast.
But not all networks will carry the event. Fox will air a two-hour semi-final of "The X-Factor." NBC, CBS and ABC will carry on with their normal Wednesday evening schedules. The benefit concert will air on the CBS station WLNY in-TV in New York and the CW station in Philadelphia, however. A handful of local PBS stations in New York and New Jersey will also carry the broadcast.
The live webcast will be carried by 30 different websites, including YouTube, MTV.com, MySpace, Yahoo, Yahoo, Vevo, AOL, Hulu, People.com and BMI.com.
In the U.S., free tickets to view the simulcast in movie theaters will be given away at select theaters in storm-affected areas. Simulcasts can be viewed around the country at Cinemark Theaters for the price of a regular Child admission. All of the proceeds will go toward the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
The broadcast will also be seen in countries around the world. MTV and VH1 will carry the telecast in Canada, Latin America, the U.K., France, Australia and dozens of other countries. Numerous channels will carry the concert in Japan, Korea, Tawain, India and Africa
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Good luck to the good cause, but I am watching Survivor.
Of course Kanye West will say Obama doesn’t like black people.
They lost me at “Robin Hood Relief Fund.”
As with so many of these benefits, most of the money will probably disappear down a rabbit hole.
Me too, I’m taking a pass but for the reason I absolutely detest most of the people they have lined up for this concert.
There was no girl on that list, but I hear that Alicia Keys will be performing ( Maybe EMPIRE STATE OF MIND )
I’m sure there would be a large benefit outpouring if anything like that happened in Texas. /s
RobinHood relief fund?? No thanks.
So does this mean Geithner won’t have to print the $60 billion the states requested for relief?
They lost me at Robin Hood Relief Fund.
Yeah, the name sounds very suspicious. Maybe it’s the new name for the Red Cross. :)
I wonder if any of it actually goes to anything more than a byzantine slush fund.
Anyone know any of the history behind the “Robin Hood Relief Fund?”
Based on the name an past events, a big chunk of money they raise will go to people with special connections or disappear for a few years.
If you call to donate ( and I assume you won’t ), a celebrity will be taking your call. Folks like Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal (He has a special spot in his heart for Long Beach, which was devastated), Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brian Williams.
And of course, “El Hefe” Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo will be there.
It’s obviously a subversive organization.
On their website it says “365,000 New Yorkers searched for jobs today and didn’t find work”
We know in the Baraqqi “Era of New Normal Prosperity” that can’t be true.
10-4 on that. Just the thought of that no talent hypocritical pos springs*** was all I needed. Plus, I thought uncle obie was taking care of everything. After all most of those poor souls voted for him counting on him. Oooopppppsssssss!
Share the lead.
I was thinking the same. Sorry Ny/Nc I gave at the office. Obama didn’t forward my payment??
I was thinking the same. Sorry Ny/NJ I gave at the office. Obama didn’t forward my payment??
I’ve no argument with the effort, though it’s 7 weeks since Sandy, but I would feel more confident of the cause if I knew the artists were writing their own checks and not just contributing a four song set.
The Rev. Jacksonnnnnnnnnn is apparently answering phones.
Me too. And Springsteen is a commie. I’ll give directly to where its needed, I don’t need no stinking old rock and rollers to get me to donate. And Kanye West cn go $^^^#* himself. Along with Beyonce and that 1%er thang she calls a husband.
RObin Hood fund indeed. I wonder how much of that actually makes it to those in need.
And just who is it supposed to benefit? The loser bands that get the free publicity?
Note the beneficiary organizations, particularly the first one.
I think I just heard someone singing “Hallelujah, Sandy Screw Ya...”
It was Adam Sandler, it was actually pretty funny
This will probably turn out like those concerts for famine relief where the entertainers got piles of bling, royal weekends with all the caviar they could eat and all the booze they could drink along with tons of publicity while the starving refugees got a few bags of rice dropped from a cargo plane.
Where are the concerts when countries like Bangla Desh, India etal are devestated by typhoons? Or even other disasters throughout the US such as wildfires and crippling snowstorms?
So let’s see, Springsteen cheated on his first wife with a member of the band, she is now his wife, then he cheated on her with a member of the band recently, Bon Jovi STOLE some $15 Million dollars from the Last charity he started, Kanye West Hates America and proudly proclaims so, Why in the world would ANYBODY patronize these worthless Human Beings is beyond me. Find a Reputable charity to donate to if you wish, but these people are died in the wool Communists and They all Proudly Proclaim so. Ther are the Scum of the Earth, and yes I lost what little respect I had for Governor Christie after his juvenile display when the met the 3 time ADULTERER.
Leftist/Racist groups. I’ll pass.
It’ll be funny to see how much foreigners contribute.
Let’s see the cash is going to to go to the SEIU, American Friend Service Committee and others. I’ll pass.
Floyd was awesome, some great comedy by Adam Sandler with Paul Schaeffer, watching “Bon Jovi” with “Springsteen”, and have not vomited yet.
Dave Grohl on the horizon, and this is not a Wellstone funeral by any means.
Performers have been good so far. Places the cash seem sot be going, not so much. The live streams have been awful.
OK that retarded communist son of a whore Jon Stewart is on stage, this is officially a communist party event.
Robin Hood Foundation, steal from the rich to give to the lazy and stupid.
If I donated to this it will further communism. If I flushed money down the toilet it will just be wasted. Guess which would be a higher use of money. I don’t choose either, but I would flush it before donating to communists.
Take a look at their Board of Directors, pretty much says it all
Do not donate...buy guns. Protect your family and the Constitution...restore America.
Truly an all-star roster of rich liberals.
I bet every one of them has their accountant prepare their taxes WITHOUT the “Bush” tax rates
“.. I lost what little respect I had for Governor Christie..”
Long ago...If you feel you must donate to help the ‘victims’ of Hurricane Sandy, give it to the Salvation Army. They take minimal for operation and give a BIG BUNCH to help victims in any disaster. These concerts...forget it...American Red Cross talks big, and takes big from what is donated. Or know some victim(s) personally and help them to your ability to help, as God gives you the wisdom to do so.
You got that right
Chair of the Organization is hedge fund manager worth a billion.
Isn’t it Obama’s job now?
Why would anyone but sheeple watch that stuff?
Baraq trashes these guys in public and kisses their @sses in private. While the MSM cheers every word.
It is actually a pretty goodconcert. Not an ERic Clapton fan but the guy rocked.
About 1 billion people just tuned out now that “Pink Floyd” and “The Rolling Stones” and “Bruuuse” are finished.
Fans on The Two and Beatle still have it on but have skipped to the loo.
Took my dog to doggie day care at Petsmart the other day and as I was running my card or the payment I was asked if I wanted to donate $ for hurricane Sandy.
Sheesh! I said no.
I do feel for these people, even though most of them voted for Obama, but there’s no way to know where the money really goes. 6 months from now O’Reilly will be on TV investigating where the money from this concert went.
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