NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Some of the biggest names in show business are teaming up to pay tribute to the everyday heroes working to move New York City forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Heroes of New York” is being organized by the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.
The one-hour show will air Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. ET on WCBS 880 and our sister stations New York's Country 94.7 and NEW 102.7. It will also be televised on ABC 7*, ABC News Live, CBS 2, CNBC*, FOX 5, MSG Networks, NBC 4 New York, News 12, NY1, PIX 11.
The all-star lineup includes Al Pacino, Andy Cohen, Eli Manning, Ice T, John McEnroe, Jon Stewart, Justin Tuck, Kelly Ripa, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mariano Rivera, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Che, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest, Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan.
Musical guests include Andra Day performing "Silent Night," Mariah Carey performing a medley, and Tony Bennett singing “Smile.”
The event aims to shine a light on the selfless efforts by New Yorkers from all walks of life who are working to bring the city back to life. The broadcast will feature inspirational stories showing the true impact of the extraordinary generosity and selflessness of New Yorkers, spotlighting innovative and dedicated individuals and organizations who have continued to help our neighbors in need.
“Robin Hood’s work to elevate New Yorkers from poverty is more consequential than ever before. Because of the generosity of New Yorkers, we are providing relief through 600 frontline community partners who are feeding, housing, and caring for the city’s most vulnerable, while pushing for policy changes that will permanently remove barriers to economic mobility. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New York and throughout the country, we know our work is not yet done,” said Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood.
In May, Robin Hood held a telethon which raised $115 million to support New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19.
To learn more about Robin Hood’s response to the pandemic and the organization, or to donate, please go to www.robinhood.org.
*airing at later date/time or rebroadcasting