On American Heroes Channel Special, stories of special interest, current events, headlines of the day and breaking reports are covered in great detail.
Runtime: 60 minutes
American Heroes Channel Special - America: A Tribute to Heroes - Netflix
America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert created by the heads of the four major American broadcast networks; Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS. Joel Gallen was selected by them to produce and run the show. Actor George Clooney organized celebrities to perform and to staff the telephone bank. It was broadcast live by the four major American television networks and all of the cable networks in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. Done in the style of a telethon, it featured a number of national and international entertainers performing to raise money for the victims and their families, particularly the New York City firefighters and New York City police officers. It aired September 21, 2001, uninterrupted and commercial-free, for which it won a Peabody Award. It was released on December 4, 2001, on compact disc and DVD. On a dark stage illuminated by hundreds of candles, twenty-one artists performed songs of mourning and hope, while various actors and other celebrities delivered short spoken messages. The musical performances took place at three studios in Los Angeles (CBS Television City), New York, and London, while the celebrity messages took place at Los Angeles. Some of the musicians including Neil Young and Eddie Vedder were heard working the phone banks taking pledges. The money raised amounted to over $200 million, and was given to the United Way's September 11 Telethon Fund. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine selected this concert, along with the later The Concert for New York City, as one of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll. The show was also simulcast in Canada; Young and another Canadian singer, Celine Dion, performed.
American Heroes Channel Special - Performers - Netflix
Bruce Springsteen: “My City of Ruins”, a song he had performed at only a few New Jersey shows. Written before the September 11 attacks, it is actually about his home town Asbury Park; with a few phrases slightly modified, and introduced as “a prayer for our fallen brothers and sisters.” It appeared on his The Rising album the following year. Stevie Wonder with Take 6: “Love's in Need of Love Today”, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. U2 with Dave Stewart, Natalie Imbruglia and Morleigh Steinberg: “Peace on Earth” (intro)/“Walk On”, both from their 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind. This performance was beamed via satellite from London. Faith Hill: “There Will Come a Day”, from her 1999 album Breathe. For this performance, Hill was joined by a gospel choir and special guest Paul Shaffer on keyboards. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “I Won't Back Down”, from Petty's 1989 solo album Full Moon Fever. Enrique Iglesias: “Hero”, which had just been released as his new single. Neil Young: John Lennon's “Imagine”, which Young never recorded previously. Alicia Keys: Donny Hathaway's “Someday We'll All Be Free”, which Keys never recorded previously. Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and Wes Borland: Pink Floyd's “Wish You Were Here”, with some new lyrics written for the occasion. Neither the Goo Goo Dolls nor Limp Bizkit recorded the song previously. Billy Joel: “New York State of Mind”, from his 1976 album Turnstiles. Dixie Chicks: “I Believe In Love”, a new song which appeared on their Home album the following year. Dave Matthews: Solo performance of “Everyday”, from the Dave Matthews Band 2001 album Everyday. Wyclef Jean: Bob Marley and The Wailers' “Redemption Song”, which Jean never recorded previously. Mariah Carey: “Hero”, from her 1993 album Music Box. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi: “Livin' on a Prayer”, from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. It was performed as an acoustic version, with two guitars, percussion and a violin. Sheryl Crow: “Safe and Sound”, a new song which appeared on her C'mon, C'mon album the following year. Sting: “Fragile”, from his 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready with Neil Young: “Long Road”, a song originally appearing on Pearl Jam's Merkin Ball EP in 1995. Paul Simon: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, from the 1970 Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Céline Dion: “God Bless America” (as arranged by a fellow Canadian, David Foster). Willie Nelson accompanied by the entire Los Angeles-based ensemble: “America the Beautiful”.