The Concert for New York City [album]

Optical Disk
Created: 2001


The Concert for New York City [album]
Summary: "The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th struck at the heart of New York City. As a result of these tragic events, the world focused its attention on New York. Everyday heroes, who routinely risk their lives to protect their fellow New Yorkers, gained the respect and admiration of supporters all over the world. In tribute to the spirit of New York and its heroes, VH1 led a team including Cablevision, Miramax and AOL to organize 'The Concert for New York City,' a commercial-free telecast aired worldwide on October 20, 2001 from Madison Square Garden.

"'The Concert for New York City,' unleashed an emotional outpouring of support for the rescue workers and families directly affected by the tragic events of September 11th. The unprecedented concert featured an all star line-up of musicians, artists, top filmmakers, actors, athletes and community leaders all coming together to pay tribute to, and to celebrate, New York City. More than five thousand members of New York Fire, Police and Rescue crews and their families attended the October 20th concert as guests of VH1 and its partners. The benefit was seen live by over 16 million people in the U.S., aired internationally in 88 countries. To date, over $30 million has been raised through telephone donations, ticket sales, online donations, online auctions, corporate donations and record sales. All proceeds from the concert are distributed by the Robin Hood Relief Fund to help meet the immediate and long-term needs of the victims of the World Trade Center Attacks. $15 million has already been distributed to those in need."-2001 Peabody Awards entry form.

This is the concert itself on four tapes.

Corporate Producers: VH1 (Firm) | Cablevision Systems Corporation | America Online, Inc. | Miramax Films | Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Broadcast Date: 2001

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