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"Hand in Hand" benefit concert, Hurricane Harvey telethon — live

Last Updated Sep 12, 2017 8:27 PM EDT

CBS is joining several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special, called “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” airs live on CBS at 8 p.m. EDT with a rebroadcast at 8 p.m. PDT. You can also stream the telethon in the video player above.

Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” broadcast will feature CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell who was in Houston covering Harvey in its immediate aftermath. She will join celebrities like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.

Country music star and Texas native George Strait will also perform from his San Antonio benefit concert.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit several charities including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund).

Hurricane Harvey relief fund total:

Throughout the night CBS News will keep a tally of the funds raised.

Ways to donate:

Follow along with our live updates below:

8:15 p.m.: CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell joins NBC, ABC anchors

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, NBC News’ Matt Lauer and ABC News’ Michael Strahan urge people to donate.

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell

Courtesy of Hand in Hand

8:11 p.m. ET: Call Lupita!

Lupita Nyong’o tweeted Tuesday night: Call me! … or Daniel Craig

8:06 p.m. ET: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Oprah, Cher appear

Celebrities described the widespread devastation that struck Texas and showed a picture of rescuers who formed a human chain during one Harvey rescue. They also urged “give what you can.”

8 p.m. ET: Telethon begins with Stevie Wonder performance

Musician Stevie Wonder performs a rendition of “Lean on Me.”

7 p.m. ET: Telethon brings together A-list stars

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell sends a message to her followers to tune in tonight.


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