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ABC Sports, ESPN Join NFL Hurricane Telethon

Sep 16, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC Sports and ESPN have joined the National Football League for a fund-raising telethon Sept. 19 to benefit the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The telethon will be co-hosted by Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and ESPN’s Chris Berman. It will culminate the NFL’s Hurricane Relief Weekend (Sept. 18-19), and highlights of the event will be televised during the prime-time NFL games on ABC and ESPN that night.

“This telethon, the NFL, our people, our media assets across Disney, are all coming together to rebuild for those who have lost so much,” ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer said. “It’s great football, and more important, it’s helping people.”