CNN to air telethon to aid Gulf oil spill victims

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN and Larry King are presenting a telethon Monday to benefit victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Celebrities on the special two-hour edition of “Larry King Live” will include Justin Bieber (BEE’-bur), Ted Danson, Cameron Diaz, Randy Jackson and Robert Redford, as well as a performance by Sting.

CNN said Friday that guests will visit with King on set and by satellite. They will also participate in the program’s telephone banks taking viewer calls.

Ryan Seacrest will host an online suite for viewers using social media like Facebook.

“Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help” is aimed at raising funds for the United Way, National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy. The telethon will air 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern.


CNN is owned by Time Warner Inc.