CNN PRESENTS: “CNN SUPERHERO: ABOVE AND BEYOND”
A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING FIVE PREVIOUS CNN HEROES OF THE YEAR
HOSTED BY ANDERSON COOPER
SPECIAL KICKS OFF AN ONLINE VOTE TO SELECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY CNN SUPERHERO
AIRS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 10PM/ET
In a one-hour special, CNN visits with five previous CNN Heroes of the Year to see how their lives have changed and organizations have grown since being honored. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, CNN Superhero: Above and Beyond airs Friday, December 9th at 10PM/ET and will simulcast on CNNI.
The five previous Heroes of the Year are:
- Liz McCartney (2008) SBP, New Orleans, LA
- Efren Peñaflorida (2009) Dynamic Teen Company, Cavite City, Philippines
- Robin Lim (2011) Bumi Sehat Foundation, Bali, Indonesia
- Pushpa Basnet (2012) Early Childhood Development Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Chad Pregracke (2013) Living Lands & Waters, East Moline, IL
The audience can vote online to select the CNN SuperHero from among these five honorees. Viewers will be invited to choose the individual whose outstanding work continues to best embody the spirit of the CNN Heroes campaign. The person receiving the most votes will be awarded $50,000 to continue their work. Voting will be conducted on CNNHeroes.com, through Facebook Messenger on the CNN Heroes Facebook page, and on Twitter. Details can be found at CNNHeroes.com.
Voting begins at 10PM/ET Friday and will continue into the live global telecast of the 10th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, with the SuperHero and the 2016 Hero of the Year being announced live.
All five previous Heroes of the Year will also be attending this year’s gala, and each will be separately prized $10,000 by CNN to their designated non-profit organization.
The 10th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute gala, co-hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Kelly Ripa, airs live on December 11th at 8PM/ET from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Social media users are encouraged to “like” CNN Heroes on Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes on Twitter, and use hashtag #CNNHeroes. Behind-the-scenes images can be viewed on the CNN Heroes Instagram account.
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