By JOHN DALY
Lady Gaga, Elton John and Paul McCartney are among the superstars to perform on “One World: Together At Home” on April 18 across the networks.
Presented by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization One World: Together At Home the special supports the fight against COVID-19.
The special will be broadcast live on Saturday, April 18, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, and iHeartMedia, as well as Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada.
Internationally, BBC One will run the program on Sunday, April 19, with additional international broadcasters including beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group, and RTE.
The virtual broadcast will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19, as well as celebrating and supporting the brave frontline health care workers around the world who are doing incredible, life-saving work.
“One World: Together At Home” will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple global platforms, including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Lady Gaga confirmed that $35 million has already been raised over the past seven days to support the WHO’s efforts.
“It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks,” she said. “We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement.”
Lady Gaga was joined in making the announcement by Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.
“I hope that we, as a shared humanity, emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all of those who are the backbone of our communities,” said Evans, during the press conference. “Global health is at the very core of the Global Citizen mission. We must ensure that the world’s poorest and most marginalized people have access to resources to cope with and tackle this health crisis.”