Worldwide Voting for “CNN HERO OF THE YEAR” Begins Today on CNNHeroes.com and On Mobile
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Hosted By CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Airs Sunday, December 2
New this year: CNN and The Annenberg Foundation Collaborate to Provide Hands-On Support to 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes
CNN announces today at 12:00 noon ET the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012, individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to improve the lives of others. Each Top 10 CNN Hero will receive a $50,000 grant to further their work, and one will be named “CNN Hero of the Year” during the live broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Online voting for “CNN Hero of the Year” opens today at 12:00 noon ET, and will run through Wednesday, November 28, at Midnight PT. Voters can log on to CNNHeroes.com – online or on their mobile devices- to cast ballots for their favorite Top 10 Heroes up to 10 times a day, every day. Votes can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter. The Hero with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive an additional $250,000 grant.
Hosted by Anderson Cooper from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated broadcast CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will air live on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on CNN, CNNi and CNN en Espanol. Presenters and musical guests will be announced at a later date.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute returns for its 6th year on Sunday, December 2, 2012 live at 9pm ET on CNN. Hosted by Anderson Cooper from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the annual tribute show will honor the 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes as well as reveal the “CNN Hero of the Year.”
Individuals can nominate their heroes online now through August 31. The top 10 CNN Heroes will be announced on September 20th, at which time online voting begins for “Hero of the Year.” The Top 10 CNN Heroes will receive $50,000, and the CNN Hero of the Year will receive $250,000.
The tribute show launched in 2007 to spotlight everyday people changing the world. Since its inception, “CNN Heroes” has received over 45,000 submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 180 heroes.
Kelly Flynn is the Senior Executive Producer for the “CNN Heroes” initiative and CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. This year’s show will again be produced by Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted Productions.
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December 11, 2011 – In a star-studded ceremony Sunday night at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Robin Lim was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year.
Christy Turlington Burns introduced Lim as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes while host Anderson Cooper announced her name as the CNN Hero of the Year at the end of the evening. Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes received $50,000, and Lim’s nonprofit, Bumi Sehat Foundation, will receive an additional $250,000 grant.
In Indonesia, women are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries. After Lim’s younger sister died from pregnancy complications, she became a professional midwife and dedicated her life to offering free prenatal and birthing services to low-income Indonesian women. Since 2003, Lim’s“Yayasan Bumi Sehat” (Healthy Mother Earth) clinic has provided medical assistance to thousands of women in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. FULL POST
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Top 10 Heroes to be Honored Live Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 8 PM ET
CNN, the worldwide leader in news, announced new show details and additions to the line-up for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the show honors everyday people doing extraordinary things, and will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, globally on CNN's networks including CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN en Español. Additionally Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, will conduct exclusive backstage interviews streamed live on CNN.com during the show with bonus content available on CNN's mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.
Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, whose profiles are available to view at www.cnnheroes.com, received a $50,000 grant for being named as this year’s honorees. One of 2011 CNN Heroes will be named the “CNN Hero of the Year” live on the tribute show, as voted by fans across the globe, and will receive an additional $250,000 grant to further aid their charitable work.
During the live broadcast, the Top 10 CNN Heroes will each have his or her story told by a celebrity. CNN is proud to announce additional celebrity presenters and participants including:
• Jerry Seinfeld, Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer
• George Lopez, entertainer and long-time supporter of CNN Heroes, will be introducing Hometown Heroes, showing viewers what you can do to be a hero in your very own backyard
• Sofia Vergara, Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG-nominated actress
• Mary-Louise Parker, Award winning actress, Showtime’s Weeds and supporter of Hope North Uganda
• Ice Cube, Rapper, actor, screenwriter and producer
• Laura Dern, Golden Globe Award winning Actress and star of HBO’s Enlightened
• Chris Colfer, Golden Globe winner, two-time Emmy nominee, SAG nominee, and star of Fox’sGlee, will be presenting to youths who are being recognized and honored by CNN as “Young Wonders.”
• Emma Roberts, Actress, will be presenting to youths who are being recognized and honored by CNN as “Young Wonders.”
Joining Colfer and Roberts in presenting the “Young Wonders” is Miley Cyrus, who will also be performing her triple platinum hit “The Climb” and Kid Rock will perform a special live version of "Care" from his platinum selling album, “Born Free.”
This news comes on the heels of announcing Dancing with the Stars winner and All My Children actor, J.R. Martinez, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, global maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns, and NFL Super Bowl champ and MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, as presenters last week.
As previously announced, J.R. Martinez, will be co-hosting the live pre-show, Showbiz Tonight @ CNN Heroes, with AJ Hammer, host of HLN's evening show, Showbiz Tonight. Holly Robinson Peete will be hosting the social media suite on the red carpet. Showbiz Tonight’s correspondent, Kareen Wynter, will also be part of the pre-show, interviewing the arriving celebrities on the red carpet.The Showbiz Tonight @ CNN Heroes pre-show will air live on CNN and HLN at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT.
CNN and GetGlue have teamed up to offer limited edition CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute stickers. Through their mobile devices, GetGlue app users can ‘check-in’ to the broadcast to unlock exclusive stickers that can be shared on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Fans can also make a direct charitable donation to their favorite Top 10 CNN Heroes’ nonprofit using Google Wallet through December 31, 2011. Google is waving all transaction fees enabling 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the CNN Heroes’ non-profit organizations.
Kelly Flynn is the Senior Executive Producer for the “CNN Heroes” initiative and CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. This year’s show will be produced by Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted.
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During Sunday's global telecast of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will provide CNN.com users with exclusive live backstage coverage of the event and interviews with the winners and presenters. Recently, he reflected on his experiences reporting from disaster zones for a CNN.com Red Chair interview. He talks about how important it is to make sure that people know what it happening around the world.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper, airs Sunday, Dec. 11 on CNN at 8:00pm ET & PT.
Additional CNN.com Red Chair interviews can be found here.
CNN/US (Domestic) : (all times ET)
12/11 7pm SHOWBIZ TONIGHT @ CNN HEROES PRE-SHOW CNN & HLN LIVE
12/11 8pm CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE LIVE
12/11 10pm CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/12 12am SHOWBIZ TONIGHT @ CNN HEROES PRE-SHOW CNN & HLN
12/12 1am CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/12 3am SHOWBIZ TONIGHT @ CNN HEROES PRE-SHOW CNN & HLN
12/12 4am CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/17 8pm CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/18 12am CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/18 4am CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/24 5pm CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
12/25 5pm CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
CNN International: (simulcast US premiere + 2 CNNI exclusive airings – see local times below)
12/11 8pm US ET
12/11 10pm Buenos Aires
12/12 1am GMT/London
12/12 2am Europe/Africa
12/12 5am Abu Dhabi
12/12 6:30am New Delhi
12/12 9am Hong Kong
12/12 7am US ET
12/12 9am Buenos Aires
12/12 12noon GMT/London
12/12 1pm Europe/Africa
12/12 4pm Abu Dhabi
12/12 5:30pm New Delhi
12/12 8pm Hong Kong
12/12 3pm US ET
12/12 5pm Buenos Aires
12/12 8pm GMT/London
12/12 9pm Europe/Africa
12/13 12mid Abu Dhabi
12/13 1:30am New Delhi
12/13 4am Hong Kong
CNN en Espanol: (simulcast US premiere + add'l replays)
12/11 8pm US ET
12/13 1pm US ET
12/14 2am US ET
12/17 6am US ET
12/17 3pm US ET
12/18 12noon US ET