On Sunday Sept. 11 from 4-10 p.m., VH1 will air “The Concert for New York City: Ten Years Later” in its entirety without commercial interruption as a special commemoration of 9/11 attacks of 2001. New York actor and filmmaker Edward Burns will host the broadcast, which will also simulcast on VH1.com.
Originally taped weeks after the attacks, the concert was organized to honor and support the victims and heroes of 9/11. It raised more than $30 million for the Robin Hood 9/11 Relief Fund, which distributed 100 percent of the money to charities benefiting victims and their families.
The rebroadcast will also feature short films celebrating the spirit of New York from the original broadcast, brought to us by directors such as Woody Allen, Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, and Kevin Smith. Celebrity participants at the time of the first taping included Bill & Hillary Clinton, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Adam Sandler, Jay-Z, Marc Anthony, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, David Spade, Julia Stiles, Denis Leary, Paul McCartney, The Who, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, India.Arie, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Cusack, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.