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CONCERT FOR AMERICA
Wednesday, September 11 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)

Several of the country’s most popular performers – including Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Renee Fleming, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Josh Groban, Enrique Iglesias and Alan Jackson – will pay tribute to the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 in NBC’s “Concert for America,” a special production on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (9-11 p.m. ET) from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, will also be featured. Tom Brokaw of NBC News will host the special and Laura Bush will attend the event, which is part of “America Remembers,” NBC’s extensive two-day coverage beginning September 10 of the one-year anniversary of last year’s tragic events.

Mrs. Bush is Honorary Chairman of the “Concert for America.” In addition to honoring the victims and heroes of September 11, the special will also use words and music to reflect on the year that has followed since the terrorist attacks, and the spirit of unity that has emerged across the country. Featuring the voices of everyday people, as well as famous figures past and present, the special will remember lives lost, and celebrate the resiliency of the American spirit.

“Concert for America” will be produced by NBC in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, under the auspices of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Mrs. Bush is Honorary Chairman of the Committee. The Boeing Company is the underwriter of the event.

Robert Katz (VH-1 “Divas”) and Oscar nominee Jerry Kupfer (“Dancemaker,” “The Mark Twain Prize”) are the executive producers of “Concert for America.” Ron de Moraes is the director.

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