Jan 13, 2005

Chicago broadcasters led by Steve Robinson, manager of WTTW's sister WFMT-FM, jointly raised $2 million for tsunami relief last week, the Sun-Times reported. In Pittsburgh, an hourlong telethon aired from WQED studios drew nearly $923,000 in pledges Jan. 7, said the Pittsburgh Channel. In Canada, CBC plans a three-hour fundraiser, Canada for Asia, tonight. Mike Myers, Celine Dion, Wayne Gretzky and other stars of the frozen north will appear. Australia's three commercial TV nets raised more than $20 million Jan. 8.