Springsteen Sandy telethon raises $23 million, ABC more than $10 million

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Musician Bruce Springsteen performs during Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a Red Cross telethon on NBC, in New York(Reuters) – Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Mary Blige and dozens of other musicians and celebrities helped raise some $23 million for victims of Hurricane Sandy on NBC television, while a Day of Giving on ABC TV networks raised more than $10 million. The American Red Cross said the one-hour NBC telethon on Friday, featuring performances by celebrities with strong New York and New Jersey connections, generated a record number of individual donations by phone, text and online for victims of Sandy. The preliminary amount raised was nearly $23 million, the Red Cross said in a statement. …


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