Stars Line Up For Weekend Telethons
Regular programming on America's leading TV networks will be axed to make way for the special, SHELTER FROM THE STORM: A CONCERT FOR THE GULF COAST.
Randy Newman's performance is expected to be one of the show's highlights - his 1974 tune LOUISIANA 1927 has been adopted as the unofficial theme for the relief efforts.
Almost 100 countries around the world will air the telethon.
Meanwhile, America's gospel stars are planning to stage televised concerts at hurricane victims' shelters, as part of an upcoming telethon, GOSPEL ANGELS, on 22 September (05).