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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NBC Nightly News "Making A Difference" Week Profiles Celebrity Causes

All this week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will be featuring celebrities who "make a difference" in local communities and around the world. Featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Tim McGraw and Glenn Close, the "Make A Difference" series will profile several organizations working for several causes, such as poverty, HIV/AIDS and mental illness.

Typically, the series features what the show considers "ordinary people doing extraordinary things." This week is special, in that a different segment in the "Make A Difference" series will be broadcast each night, featuring celebrities and their causes.

Monday's feature is Jon Bon Jovi and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which helps to move impoverished families into homes, primarily in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Watch Brian Williams' interview with Jon Bon Jovi:

On Tuesday, Lester Holt visits with Alicia Keys in New York and pursues the positive effects of her work with Keep A Child Alive in South Africa, fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.

On Wednesday, Glenn Close is interviewed on her work with Fountain House, a group that brings hope to people with mental illnesses. Close's sister, who has bipolar disorder, will be featured in the segment.

The Jenesse Center provides resources for victims of domestic violence, and Thursday's segment will detail Halle Berry's work raising money as part of their Year of Giving Campaign.

The series concludes on Friday with the Neighbor's Keeper Foundation, founded by country star Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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