A telethon to raise money to aid those who suffered loss
resulting from the terrorist bombings of September 11, 2001.
| This remarkable event was broadcast simultaneously by the six biggest broadcasters: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and WB, along with cable networks that included MTV, Lifetime, HBO, and USA. America: A Tribute to Heroes was also heard on more than 8,000 radio stations.
The two-hour telethon ran without interruption and without an audience. Bruce Springsteen opened the show by performing "My City of Ruins", a song he had written about the deterioration of the New Jersey seaside town, Asbury Park. Bruce introduced the song by saying, "This is a prayer for our fallen brothers and sisters."
America: A Tribute To HeroesAn album of the songs performed during the telethon was produced and sold with the proceeds to be donated to charity. Catalog Number: 493188 UPC: 606949318826 Format: CD Release Date: Dec 4, 2001 Label: Interscope Records DISC 1 1. My City Of Ruins - Bruce Springsteen 2. Love's In Need Of Love Today - Stevie Wonder 3. Walk On - U2 4. There Will Come A Day - Faith Hill 5. I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty 6. Hero - Enrique Iglesias 7. Imagine - Neil Young 8. Someday We'll All Be Free - Alicia Keys 9. Wish You Were Here - Limp Bizkit 10. New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel DISC 2 1. I Believe In Love - Dixie Chicks 2. Everyday - Matthews, Dave Band 3. Redemption Song - Wyclef Jean 4. Hero - Mariah Carey 5. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi 6. Safe And Sound - Sheryl Crow 7. Fragile - Sting 8. The Long Road - Eddie Vedder 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon 10. God Bless America - Celine Dion 11. America The Beautiful - Willie Nelson