Remember CP-Africa’s interview with Ms. Betty Makoni, a renowned activist who works to empower the rights of girls and women in her native country of Zimbabwe, and all around the world? She was a CNN hero in 2009. (Click here to read)
Last year, we spotlighted Evans Wadongo, one of the CNN Hero Winners of 2010. Evans was recognized for inventing a way for rural families in Kenya to replace smoky kerosene and firelight with solar powered lanterns. (Click here to read the story)
Who will be honored as this year’s CNN Heroes?
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute returns to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles as the network celebrates its fifth year of honouring “everyday people changing the world.”
Monday 12 December 2011 at 0100 GMT / 0200 CET, 1200 GMT / 1300 CET and 2000 GMT / 2100 CET
Duration: 2 Hours
CNN’s Anderson Cooper again hosts the star-studded gala, which this year will be broadcast live around the world on CNN’s global networks. The televised show shines a spotlight on the extraordinary accomplishments of the Top Ten CNN Heroes, who will each receive $50,000 in recognition of their work. The show culminates with the announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year, one of the Top Ten who will receive an additional $250,000.
Performers and presenters for this year’s tribute show will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Kid Rock, LL Cool J, Renee Zellweger, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei and Aaron Eckhart all gave their support to the event. It also featured performances by Bon Jovi, Sugarland, and John Legend with Common and Melanie Fiona.
Since January, profiles of CNN Heroes have been featured every week on CNN and online at CNN.com. These Heroes were chosen from more than 10,000 nominations submitted through the CNN Heroes website this year.
CNN.com will also offer live-streaming from the red carpet, as well as exclusive backstage interviews of the honorees and celebrity presenters throughout the live broadcast.
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