Hurricane Harvey telethon to air live on CBS, other networks

Harvey telethon Sept. 12th
Harvey telethon Sept. 12th 01:41

Last Updated Sep 5, 2017 5:50 PM EDT

CBS is joining several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special called "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief" will air live on CBS next Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. EDT. It will re-air at 8 p.m. PDT. 

It will feature our very own Norah O'Donnell who was in Houston last week covering Harvey. She will join celebrities like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit several charities including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund).

Country music star and Texas native George Strait will also perform from his San Antonio benefit concert.

Norah O'Donnell at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center CBS News