NBC Sets Second Red Nose Day Fundraiser for May 2016 - NBC Bay Area

NBC Sets Second Red Nose Day Fundraiser for May 2016



    NBC has decided red is its color: The network is bringing its Red Nose Day fundraiser back for a second year.

    NBC said Tuesday the two-hour program featuring stars, comedy and music will air next spring.

    Donations will go to groups helping children living in poverty in the United States and elsewhere in the world. The recipients will be announced later.

    Last year's Red Nose Day campaign raised more than $23 million, the network said, with the money distributed to a dozen charities. It was the first U.S. version of Britain's three-decade old "Red Nose Day" event that's raised more than $1 billion.

    "The opportunity to raise money for the most immediate needs of those in poverty through a show that entertains, inspires and educates is truly a privilege. We were thrilled with the way Walgreens, Mars, the entertainment industry, media and America at large embraced Red Nose Day and we could not be more excited to bring it back," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programing, NBC Entertainment in a statement.

    NBC said its Red Nose Day sequel will air May 26.