NEW YORK — 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.
Answer by Rnurse at 3:49 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
I dont think we can contribute...we are down her neck up IN it! I am volunteering tho and I will watch! I am VERY glad they aer doing it and I understand the FB call on this BUT we NEED hands and boats and organization from someone in CHARGE not 30 people with their fingers up their butts :(
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
I will not watch, nor will I contribute to Larry King's telethon. Why? Because I do not know how much of what I would be donating will ACTUALLY get to where it is supposed to go!!! I will only donate to those organizations that show WHERE their money goes--everyone else should do the same!
Here's a great site if you'd like to research how charities and non-profits spend their money! And my link will take you directly to the Gulf Spill, which lists the top rated organizations managing the clean up! I will be donating to the top ones listed.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
And seriously, does anyone think that Larry King REALLY needs to draw a $200,000 salary as the President of his own Cardiac Foundation? Do you even think he knows what his namesake organization does on a daily basis--especially given that in his latest deal with CNN, he earns $7 million per year in base salary with the possibility of going up to $14 million per year when stock options and other initiatives are considered?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:35 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
Nope, not watching and I think I will use LoriKeet's link to find an organization that uses most of it's funds for charitable giving instead of on higher fundraising and administrative expenses. Nothing bothers me more than giving to an organization that I want to help, only to have them spend tons of that money to send me gifts hoping for more donations. No thanks. Looking at the salary drawn in by Larry King Jr., it's about $70,000 more than some of the other salaries drawn by other organization presidents.
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