Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts to appear in global coronavirus relief livestream

Former President George W. Bush will be among 200 star-studded participants in a 24-hour livestream event this weekend.

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Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey are photographed during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols in 2010 in Culver City, California.

Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey are photographed during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols in 2010 in Culver City, California.

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LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts and former President George W. Bush will be among 200 star-studded participants in a 24-hour global livestream event this weekend.

“The Call to Unite” event will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday to offer performances and conversations about overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Event organizers hope participants can help inspire people to “emerge from this crisis better than when it began.” The stream runs through 7 p.m. May 2.

Quincy Jones, Jennifer Garner, Common, Maria Shriver, Questlove, Yo-Yo Ma, Aloe Blacc, Eva Longoria, BeBe Winans, Andrew Bird, Amy Grant, Naomi Campbell, Maria Shriver, Mandy Moore and Alanis Morissette are among those scheduled to participate in the event.

Each participant will answer calls in their own way, whether through performing a song, sharing a story or offering a prayer. Global leaders will join citizens of the world in sharing practices, lessons, songs, performances, reflections and more to help us turn the pain of this moment into possibility for tomorrow.

The event will be livestreamed at unite.us and on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, LinkedIn and SiriusXM Stars.

More information can be found at www.unite.us.

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