Broadcasters announced that they donated major funds to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.
On Monday's "Good Morning America," host George Stephanopoulos told viewers that Barbara Walters donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Stephanopoulos then announced that he, too, will donate $50,000 to disaster relief efforts.
Walters addressed her large donation on "The View." She said that she was moved by individuals she spoke with while answering phones Monday morning during ABC's "Day of Giving."
The network teamed up with the American Red Cross and had its on-air personalities answer phones to accept donations from individuals giving money to hurricane relief efforts. The "Day of Giving" followed a $2 million commitment pledged by Disney-ABC CEO, Bob Iger.
Walters recalled how she spoke with people who said they had so little but were still donating funds. She decided that she could "stretch a little" with her donation.
NBC currently leads in raising money on television for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts with a total of $23 million in donations. Throughout Monday morning, ABC raised more than $8.3 million in donations.