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George W Bush, Oprah Winfrey and Other Stars Unite for 24-Hour Global COVID-19 Livestream

Odette Odendaal
May 01, 2020
10:30 A.M.
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To lift spirits and unite people amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former president George W. Bush and other prominent figures will participate in a 24-hour live-streamed event packed with conversations and performances.


The virtual event set to start its 24-hour live stream on Friday, and it will feature contributions from a variety of iconic people besides the 73-year-old former US president.

U.S. President George W. Bush looks out during the dedication of the Pentagon Memorial September 11, 2008, in Arlington, Virginia. | Source: Getty Images.

U.S. President George W. Bush looks out during the dedication of the Pentagon Memorial September 11, 2008, in Arlington, Virginia. | Source: Getty Images.


With a range of lessons, conversations, and performances from those who answered The Call to Unite, viewers can look forward to appearances from Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Martin Luther King III, Martin Sheen, and Oprah Winfrey, among others.

In a promotional clip The Call to Unite posted to their social media account, the organization said that even though people "may be scared" or "struggling," they are not alone, as "this is our moment to answer the call."


The 24-hour event will be streamed live at unite.us and on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram from 8 pm ET on Friday.

The event comes almost two weeks after former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama took part in the Global Citizen's "One World: Together at Home" special.


Spearheaded by Lady Gaga, the special put the spotlight on relief efforts amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and featured a star-studded lineup of performers.

With Laura and Michelle "thrilled" to be a part of the special, the pair thanked everyone for working on the frontlines and working tirelessly to give care and help to those in need during this difficult time.


Former President George W. Bush and his wife are staying safe in quarantine at their Texas home, while Michelle and Barack are doing the same with their two daughters at their house in Washington, D.C.

With both Sasha and Malia being home due to the closure of schools and universities, they are hunkering down as a family binge-watching television series and documentaries.

During a chat with Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama said that even though they are all at home, they structure their days as much as possible.

The former first lady also finds it to be a good time for self-reflection and said that this "interesting time" allows everyone to "reflect on what's important and try to be creative."

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