CNN next week stages its sixth annual tribute to “everyday heroes doing extraordinary work,” hosted by Anderson Cooper.
Joining the event are Susan Sarandon, Viola Davis, Jane Lynch, Rico Rodriguez, Miranda Cosgrove, David Spade, Cullen Jones and 50 Cent. Singer songwriter NE-YO is set to perform and additional presenters will be announced in the coming days.
Each of the 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes will have his or her story told by celebrities at the live event, which takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Airing just prior to CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will be a one-hour presentation, CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight on Monday, December 3, 2013 at 12 noon AEDT, also hosted by Anderson Cooper. The special features exclusive interviews with NE-YO, Ben Stiller, and Christy Turlington Burns, who talk about their passions – foster care, Haiti, and maternal health – respectively. The special will feature live cut-ins from CNN’s Nischelle Turner, providing red carpet coverage and interviews.
“As we enter the season of giving thanks, we are grateful to these talented and caring entertainers who are joining us in this celebration of the human spirit. We appreciate the time they’re taking to raise awareness for the life-changing work of this year’s CNN Heroes,” said Kelly Flynn, Senior Executive Producer for the “CNN Heroes” initiative, CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight and CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.
Now in its sixth year, the CNN Heroes initiative has received more than 45,000 nominations from more than 100 countries and profiled over 180 everyday heroes doing extraordinary work.
Fans are encouraged to vote up to 10 times a day, every day, for this year’s “CNN Hero of the Year.” Voting continues through to Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 4pm AEDT, and the “CNN Hero of the Year” will be announced live at this year’s CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. Visit CNNHeroes.com online or on via mobile devices to learn more about the 2012 honorees, castvotes and donate.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Live Monday, December 3 at 1pm AEDT.