NBC holding a benefit concert for Sandy victims

    NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

    Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the concert Friday.

    The telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in.

    The concert will be hosted by Matt Lauer. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be taped-delayed in the West.

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    Other performers include Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon.

    The telethon will be broadcast from NBC facilities in Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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