CNN today announced the final list of performers and presenters who are slated to appear at the fourth annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribue, which honors everyday people changing the world. In recognition of a story that captivated millions of people around the globe, CNN also announced the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days and five of their rescuers as special guests at this year’s show. CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, will air on Friday November 26 at 6:30 am India time(with a repeat at 3:30 pm India time) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Celebrity presenters include: Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Kid Rock, LL COOL J, Renee Zellweger, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Aaron Eckhart. Bon Jovi, Sugarland, John Legend featuring Common & Melanie Fiona will perform at the gala.
The tribute show will honor all of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, currently listed at www.CNNHeroes.com, as well as the “CNN Hero of the Year.” The Top 10 CNN Heroes will receive US$25,000, and the CNN Hero of the Year will receive an additional US$100,000.
This year’s Blue Ribbon Panel judges include: Muhammad Ali, Ela Bhatt, Sir Richard Branson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jack Dorsey, Hill Harper, Patricia Heaton, Yo Yo Ma, Ricky Martin, Apolo Anton Ohno, Holly Robinson Peete, Alek Wek and Rainn Wilson. Now in its fourth year, CNN Heroes is a multiplatform campaign that shines a spotlight on everyday people changing the world; in 2010, the campaign received over 10,000 submissions from more than 100 countries.