As President Barack H. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden continue their term limits until 2016, they are helping the victims of the dreaded Hurricane Sandy disaster hitting the East Coast and parts of Maine, Pennsylvania and Ohio last month begin a new life.
Thousands of homes were destroyed by fire in New York and New Jersey. And in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, former Full House star and game-show contestant-turned-host Bob Saget (Dirty Work, Farce of the Penguins) returned to his native homestate, donating $10 to help the hurricane victims in need, thanks in part to the American Red Cross.
Major media/entertainment companies, among them Hearst Corporation, Time Warner, Warner Music Group and CBS/Viacom closed their corporate headquarters there. Saks Fifth Avenue and FMCG powerhouse Colgate-Palmolive
were also shuttered briefly in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and later reopened for business. However, CBS and NBC produced
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman without a studio audience; and Comedy Central shut down production on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its offshoot The Colbert Report due to Hurricane Sandy.
On Friday, NBC broadcast Hurricane Sandy, a 60-minute telethon featuring Stewart and NBC News personalities Matt Lauer and Brian Williams. Musical performances by Billy Joel, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith and Britain's Coldplay highlight this fund-raising event supporting the men, women and children who survived the disaster.
Lastly, Disney/ABC Television Group began airing 16-second public service announcements celebrating a Day of Giving across 12 DATG programs, including Good Morning America, LIVE with Michael & Kelly, first-year syndicated series Katie and ABC Studios' Jimmy Kimmel Live; and Scott Pelly hosted a 60-minute CBS News special focusing on the damage due to Hurricane Sandy.
Click to donate via Red Cross redcross.org.