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Music TV Veterans Dave Holmes, Karen Duffy and Aamer Haleem Host Bravo's 18 Hours of "Live Earth" Coverage from Giants Stadium Beginning at 9 Am on 7/7/07
The performances scheduled include Madonna, The Police, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, Melissa Etheridge, Faith Hill, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.

[via press release from Bravo]



Bravo's Coverage To Include "Best Of" Moments From The World Feed Of The "Concerts For A Climate In Crisis," Exclusive Backstage Access, Interviews With Activists, Politicians, Celebrities And More

Bravo Digital Features Live Blogs, Green Tips And Behind-The-Scenes Scoop

NEW YORK � July 3, 2007 � Bravo has tapped three music industry veterans to helm the network's live 18-hour coverage of "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis" from 9AM-3AM ET on 7/7/07. Former MTV host Dave Holmes, model-turned actress and former MTV VJ Karen Duffy and VH1 presenter Aamer Haleem will host the broadcast from New York's Giants Stadium, providing viewers with exclusive interviews from inside, outside and backstage at the event, as well as "Best of" moments from the nine legendary concerts from seven continents. The performances scheduled include Madonna, The Police, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, Melissa Etheridge, Faith Hill, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.

Anchoring from Bravo's box at Giants Stadium, Holmes (MTV's "Total Request Live," "Reno 911") and Duffy ("Husbands and Wives," "Dumb and Dumber") will be on hand to cover the entire 18-hour broadcast, from pre-concert preparations to musical acts from around the world to celebrity interviews. In addition, Holmes will blog live with up-to-the-minute updates throughout the concerts. Fresh off his coverage of the Princes Diana Concert, Haleem (VH1's "VSpot Top 20 Video Countdown," "LIVE 8" and "Bands Reunited") will report from backstage, capturing interviews with artists and all the backstage excitement during this historic event.

In addition to concert footage, Bravo brings viewers interviews with musical artists, actors, green activists, politicians and more. Throughout the broadcast, public service announcements will offer environmental messages from celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Will Ferrell, Jessica Biel, Ben Affleck, Holly Hunter, Naomi Watts, among others. For online users, www.BravoTV.com will feature a photo gallery of the artists performing at Live Earth, live blogging from the New York show at Giants Stadium, a schedule of Bravo's on-air programming, and tips and features on how to live a greener life.

From the producers of "Live 8," this monumental music event will bring together more than 100 of today's hottest artists and two billion people to focus the world's attention on the global climate crisis and what can be done to reduce global warming. The "Live Earth" concerts will take place in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Hamburg and Istanbul. Some of the hottest musical acts scheduled to perform include: Madonna, Bon Jovi, The Police, Dave Matthews Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Faith Hill, Shakira, Mana, Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Enrique Iglesias, Duran Duran and many more. The 24 hours of music across all seven continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed to answer the call. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by The Alliance for Climate Protection and its Chair, former Vice President Al Gore, to move individuals, corporations and governments to take action. The concerts will be produced by Control Room, of which Kevin Wall is the CEO. Wall won an Emmy as worldwide executive producer of "Live 8" and has produced numerous live concert events.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 84 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.bravotv.com.

  [july 2007]  


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