Larry King has been interviewing notable guests on his own show for more than 20 years now, but tonight he’ll host one for a good cause.
Tonight’s two-hour Larry King Live, which airs at 8 p.m. EST, will be a celebrity telethon to raise money for the response to the BP Gulf oil disaster. In addition to a performance by Sting, the Disaster In The Gulf: How You Can Help broadcast will also feature appearances from Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Lenny Kravitz, Tim McGraw, Robert Reford and others.
In addition to the television broadcast, Ryan Seacrest will be joined by Alyssa Milano, Pete Wentz, Chelsea Handler and others for a “Social Suite,” where they will interact with audience members online. Viewers can participate before and during the broadcast through Twitter, Facebook and Gowalla.
The money raised for those affected by the oil spill will benefit the United Way, the National Wildlife Federation and the Nature Conservancy. On CNN’s website, Larry King Live Sr. Editorial Producer Carol Buckland writes, “Our immediate assistance in the face of the Gulf oil spill disaster – be it in the form of donating money or supplies, volunteering time, making environmentally responsible choices as consumers or working to raise public and political awareness – won’t heal the hurt right away. But it will help ease it. And it may prevent future pain to our people and our environment.”