Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Paulina Rubio and Pepe Aguilar Join Don Francisco Bringing Total to 18 Top Latin Music Stars Who Will Participate in Special Edition of “Sabado Gigante” (Giant Saturday) to Aid Haitian Earthquake Victims Through The American Red Cross
4-Hour Program to Air LIVE on Saturday, January 23rd at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central)
MIAMI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Univision announced today additional performers confirmed to join “Sabado Gigante’s” Don Francisco for the network’s special “Unidos Por Haiti” (United for Haiti). Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz, Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, pop singer Paulina Rubio and Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar join a stellar group of artists, bringing the total to 18, for this special program to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims through the American Red Cross. “Unidos Por Haiti” will air LIVE Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central) on the Univision Network and will be simulcast on the Galavision Network.
The list of previously announced artists include Alejandra Guzman, Chayanne, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, Gloria Estefan, Graciela Beltran, Luis Fonsi, Natalia of La Quinta Estacion, Olga Tanon, Pee Wee, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalia and Willy Chirino.
In addition, over 50 personalities from Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision and Univision Radio will also be on-hand during the show to encourage viewers to donate to this worthy humanitarian cause. They are:
Cristina Saralegui from “El Show de Cristina” (Cristina’s Show); Ana Maria Canseco, Raul Gonzalez, Karla Martinez, Neida Sandoval and Rafael Jose from “Despierta America” (Wake-Up America); Dr. Nancy Alvarez from “Quien Tiene la Razon?” (Who’s Right?); Raul de Molina, Lili Estefan, Rodner Figueroa and Carlos Calderon from “El Gordo y la Flaca” (The Scoop and the Skinny); Barbara Bermudo, Ilia Calderon, Satcha Pretto, Veronica del Castillo, Lourdes Stephen, Jackie Guerrido, Tony Dandrades and Ricardo Arambarri from “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas, Edna Schmidt, Enrique Teutelo and Martin Berlanga from “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News); Teresa Rodriguez and Victor Hugo Saavedra from “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now); Fernando Fiore, Rosana Franco and Felix Fernandez from “Republica Deportiva” (Sports Republic); Giselle Blondet from “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (Our Latin Beauty); the latest artist to join the Univision family, Angelica Vale; and all of the “Sabado Gigante” team including Javier Romero, Rosina Grosso, Claudia Molina, Carol Rosa, Alejandra Espinoza and Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger).
Charytin Goyco, Felipe Viel, Marisa del Portillo and Lilia Luciano from “Escandalo TV” (Showbiz TV); Judge Cristina Pereyra from “Veredicto Final” (Final Verdict); Tanya Charry, Anabelle Blum, Carolina Sandoval, Rodolfo Jimenez and Raul Garcia from “La Tijera” (Scissors); Adriana Rodriguez from “Noticias al Minuto” (News Briefs); Maggie Jimenez from “Que Sabor!” (What Flavor!); and Ricardo Celis, Jorge Perez-Navarro and Jorge Ottati from “Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Encounter).
Domenica Brazzi and Martin Amado from “Decorando Contigo” (Decorating with You); Dayana Garroz and J.R. Martinez from “Moda Al Rescate” (Fashion to the Rescue); and Maria Elena Useche from “El Rastro del Crimen” (Trail of the Crime).
Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo from “El Piolin de la Manana” (Piolin in the Morning).
In addition to the performances from the studios in Miami, “Unidos Por Haiti” will also feature live segments from various cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as from Mexico, Dominican Republic and Haiti. The special program will also be broadcast in 10 countries across Latin America.
This special broadcast is in addition to the previously announced extensive, multi-platform effort across Univision Communications Inc. The Univision networks are leveraging their cross-promotion capabilities to promote the fundraising campaign through public service announcements (PSA’s) and special reports live from Haiti and from prominent Haitian communities in the U.S. The PSA’s are airing on all three Univision networks – Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision. Additionally, some of Univision and TeleFutura’s most popular programs, including “Despierta America,” “El Gordo y La Flaca,” “Primer Impacto,” “Noticiero Univision” and “Escandalo TV” continue guiding viewers on how they can help and provide information from the American Red Cross, including an exclusive Spanish-language toll-free phone number (1-800-842-2200) where they can call to donate.
Since the earthquake, www.univisionhaiti.com has been encouraging users to phone-in donations to the American Red Cross. Users can visit the website to access the latest news, videos and photos on disaster relief efforts. Univision.com will also provide in-depth coverage of “Sabado Gigante’s” upcoming special, “Unidos por Haiti”, including an intimate interview with Don Francisco leading up to the program. The “Unidos por Haiti” special will also include live commentary and call-ins from Univision.com users themselves, sharing their personal stories and words of encouragement for victims.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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