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“The Concert for New York City” (October 20, 2001)

The Concert for New York CityBRIEF DESCRIPTION

A benefit concert for the Robin Hood Relief fund held shortly after the attacks on September 11 of 2001.

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Benefit Concert
SETTING: New York City New York; USA
STATION: VH1
FILMING LOCATIONS: New York City New York; USA
AIR DATE: October 20 2001

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DIRECTORS:

  • The Special in Whole: Louis J. Horvitz
  • Segment: “Sounds from the Town I Love” – Woody Allen
  • Segment: “Lovely Day” – Edward Burns
  • Segment: “New York: A Documentary Film” – Ric Burns
  • Segment: “The Greatest City on Earth” – Christian Charles, Jerry Seinfeld
  • Segment: “Come Rain or Come Shine” – Spike Lee
  • Segment: “The Neighborhood” – Martin Scorsese
  • Segment: “Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York!” – Kevin Smith

WRITERS:

  • The Special in Whole: Paul Flattery, Stephen Pouliot
  • Special material for Billy Crystal: Dave Boone, Jon Macks (uncredited)
  • Segment: “The Greatest City on Earth” – Christian Charles
  • Segment: “Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York!” – Kevin Smith

PRODUCER: Paul Flattery Paul Morphos Gregory Sills
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Fred Graver
EDITOR: Susan E. Morse A.C.E.
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carlo DiPalma A.I.C.
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Keith Raywood
ART DIRECTOR: Anne Brahic
DISTRIBUTOR: VH1 Television

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PERFORMERS/APPEARANCES BY

Halle Berry
Steve Buscemi
Jon Carin
Jim Carrey
Bill Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Billy Crystal
John Cusack
Robert DeNiro
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jimmy Fallon
Will Ferrell
Harrison Ford
Michael J. Fox
Richard Gere
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Macy Gray
Salma Hayek
Janet Jackson
Chris Kattan
Mike Myers
Edward Norton
George Pataki
Natalie Portman
Meg Ryan
Susan Sarandon
Jerry Seinfeld
Paul Shaffer
David Spade
Howard Stern
Julia Stiles
Hilary Swank

Segment: “Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York!”

Kevin Smith…Himself
Guy 2…John Launder
The Hairdresser…Amy Noble
Interviewee…Jennifer Smith

Music Performers

David Bowie
Bon Jovi
Jay Z
The Goo Goo Dolls
Billy Joel
Destiny’s Child
Eric Clapton
Adam Sandler
Backstreet Boys
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Mike Moran
The Who
Melissa Etheridge
James Taylor
John Mellencamp
Kid Rock
Five For Fighting
Elton John
Paul McCartney

SONGS PERFORMED…PERFORMING ARTIST

America…David Bowie
Heroes…David Bowie
Livin’ on a Prayer…Bon Jovi
Wanted Dead or Alive…Bon Jovi
It’s My Life…Bon Jovi
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)…Jay Z
American Girl…The Goo Goo Dolls
Miami 2017…Billy Joel
New York State of Mind…Billy Joel
Emotion…Destiny’s Child
Gospel Medley…Desitny’s Child
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man…Eric Clapton
Opera Man…Adam Sandler
Quit Playing Games With My Heart…Backstreet Boys
Miss You…Mick Jagger, featuring Keith Richards
Salt of the Earth…Mick Jagger, featuring Keith Richards
FDNY…Mike Moran
Who Are You…The Who
Baba O’Riley…The Who
Won’t Get Fooled Again…The Who
Come to My Window…Melissa Etheridge
Born to Run…Melissa Etheridge
Fire and Rain…James Taylor
Up on the Roof…James Taylor
Peaceful World…John Mellancamp
Pink Houses…John Mellancamp, featuring Kid Rock
Superman (It’s Not Easy)…Five for Fighting
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters…Elton John
I’m Down…Paul McCartney
Yesterday…Paul McCartney
Let It Be…Paul McCartney
Freedom (reprise)…Paul McCartney

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AWARDS AND HONORS

Emmy Awards, 2002

NOMINEE: Keith Raywood, Anne Brahic
CATEGORY: Outstanding Art Directrion for a Variety or Music Program
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Gregory Sills, Fred Graver, Paul Flattery
CATEGORY: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
RESULT: Nominated

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EXTRAS

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)