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Global broadcast networks, World Health Organization, Global Citizen & a cavalcade of stars join forces for 'One World: Together at Home' to help raise funds, address fight against COVID-19

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Mon, Apr 6th 2020 03:45 pm
Lady Gaga teased Jimmy Fallon (via FaceTime) about this event on Wednesday's `from home` edition of `The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.` (NBC photo)
Lady Gaga teased Jimmy Fallon (via FaceTime) about this event on Wednesday's "from home" edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (NBC photo)

Set for Saturday, April 18

Celebrating heroic efforts of community health workers & supporting COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by UN Foundation

Efforts aiming to bolster global fight to end COVID-19

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, artists joining broadcast include Elton John, John Legend, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney; Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel & Stephen Colbert to host historic broadcast

Building on the success of the digital series ​“One World: Together at Home,”​ Global Citizen and the ​World Health Organization (WHO) ​are partnering for a special one-night event of the same name to air across NBC, ABC, CBS and other global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18 (8-10 p.m. PT/ET).

“One World: Together at Home” is not a telethon – but rather a global broad entertainment special to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the World Health Organization and the global fight to end COVID-19.

The event is curated by Lady Gaga and will feature exclusive appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. “Friends of Sesame Street” will also be on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world.

The two-hour program will be hosted by a trio of network late-night hosts – Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert – and will include performances from the world’s biggest artists with multimillion-dollar pledges to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund. Audrey Morrissey (“The Voice,” “Songland”) and Live Animals will produce the special in partnership with Global Citizen.

The show will lift viewer’s spirits with exclusive, special cameos from the worlds of music and arts, sports superstars, and comedic sketches, while always drawing back to its core purpose: to educate and inform on COVID-19 risks, prevention and response. The broadcast will feature interviews with experts from WHO as well as stories of frontline health care workers from around the world – their courage and sacrifice a reminder of the urgency of this moment.

The special will connect artists with audiences on a global scale, airing on the following networks and platforms: 

•NBCUniversal: NBC, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, MSNBC.com, NBCSN, NBC News, NBCNews.com, NBC News on YouTube, Peacock, SYFY and USA.

•Walt Disney Television: ABC, ABC News, ABC News Live, Freeform and Nat Geo.

•ViacomCBS: CBS, Channel 5 in the UK, Network 10 in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina; BET and MTV globally across 180-plus countries; and CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 in the U.S.

•Bell Media platforms in Canada, MultiChoice, and RTE.

BBC One will broadcast an edited version of the event for U.K. audiences on Sunday, April 19.

“One World: Together At Home” will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple global platforms, including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube. This digital special will include additional artists and performances from all over the globe as well as unique stories from the world's health care heroes.

For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

Commitments from supporters and corporate partners will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, powered by the UN Foundation, to support and equip health care workers around the world, and to local charities that provide food, shelter and health care to those that need it most. These local groups have been vetted to ensure they are helping communities impacted by COVID-19.

More information on “Together at Home” will be added in the coming days.

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