or


[03/13/07 - 10:41 AM]
The World's Top Music, Film and Television Stars Will Appear in Two New Specials -- "Listen Live" and "Why Listen" -- to Benefit the Planet's Most Disadvantaged Children, on the CBS Television Network in July
The specials will raise money for the Listen Charity Campaign 2007, a worldwide campaign that is expected to fund numerous charity projects worldwide, and will be broadcast on two consecutive nights in July.

[via press release from CBS]

THE WORLD'S TOP MUSIC, FILM AND TELEVISION STARS WILL APPEAR IN TWO NEW SPECIALS -- "LISTEN LIVE" AND "WHY LISTEN" -- TO BENEFIT THE PLANET'S MOST DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK IN JULY

CBS will broadcast two new primetime specials -- LISTEN LIVE and WHY LISTEN -- to benefit the world's most disadvantaged children, it was announced today by Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events. The specials will raise money for the Listen Charity Campaign 2007, a worldwide campaign that is expected to fund numerous charity projects worldwide, and will be broadcast on two consecutive nights in July.

LISTEN LIVE, a two-hour special, will be an artistically unique event that will bring together leading artists from film, music, television, literature and the visual arts who will join forces to focus attention on the needs and rights of children affected by war, disease, exploitation, poverty and AIDS.

WHY LISTEN, a one-hour special, will feature six entertainment stars as they travel to remote locations, including China, India, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, to meet with a child in crisis and a group that is working to solve the problem in each area.

"These specials will be entertaining, informative and will raise awareness for a variety of important issues affecting children worldwide," Sussman said. "We're proud to use the reach, influence and power of network television for such a special event and worthy cause."

Tony Hollingsworth, executive producer of the LISTEN Campaign and CEO of the London-based Tribute Third Millennium Limited, said "LISTEN is the first annual global awareness and fundraising campaign highlighting the rights and needs of children and has been developed to work across television, radio, web, print and mobile. The campaign and the LISTEN Charity have been structured in a unique way to meet the changing criteria of the donation-giving public and we are delighted that CBS is leading the way in giving its support."

Tony Hollingsworth has produced nine of the world's largest global broadcast events including "Nelson Mandela: 70th Birthday Tribute," "The Wall: Live in Berlin," "Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa," "The Simple Truth:

A Concert for Kurdish Refugees" and "The Greatest Music Party in the World." The "Nelson Mandela: 70th Birthday Tribute" was seen by 600 million people in 67 countries. He has produced events in locations as diverse and challenging as Moscow's Red Square, The Berlin Wall and an 8th Century Buddhist temple in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, and worked with musical artists including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Sting, Rod Stewart, Seal, Jon Bon Jovi, k.d. lang, Mary J. Blige, David Bowie and Diana Ross.

The LISTEN Campaign 2007 is an annual global media campaign which is set to launch this year and is expected to reach 500 million people around the world. It asks its audience to listen to the needs of the world's most disadvantaged children, take responsibility and help.

LISTEN LIVE will be executive produced by Tony Hollingsworth. WHY LISTEN will be executive produced by Susan Zirinsky ("48 Hours").





  [march 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 48 HOURS (CBS)









[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Constantine" Jumps 38% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Hit Its Highest Rating Since Its Series Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday for November Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Hits Season Highs Across the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.

[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
Disney XD to Sneak Preview New Original Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" on Friday, December 5
Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler guest stars as The Snowman.

[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
These original episodes join the previously announced holiday music specials as well as perennial holiday favorites.

[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 to Air Special Encore Presentation of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6PM and 10PM
Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and an All-New Network Special
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "Lip Sync Battle" from Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
"Home & Family" Primetime Holiday Special Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 24th
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.

[11/21/14 - 09:46 AM]
First Look Photo from the New Season of the Hit Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful"
The new season is currently in production in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 debut on the network.

[11/21/14 - 09:17 AM]
William Shatner Joins "Haven" Cast As Recurring Guest Star
Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.