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article imageCBS's 'Teachers Rock' seeks honor educators

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By Tim O'Brien     Aug 1, 2012 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - A star-studded event will take place in August as students get ready to go back to school. For all those students who love their teachers and to the rest who want to pay their respects, here are two words, courtesy of CBS.
"Teachers Rock."
Now, remember that as CBS has announced (July 24) that they will air a special with that name on Aug. 18.
A CBS release describes this special in nothing more than glowing terms. And why not. "Teachers Rock" will be just that, and more. This TV event will feature musical performances and testimonials celebrating teachers and education. Also announced was that Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, pop group Fun. and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Josh Groban will perform. The broadcast from Nokia Theatre at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 18 on CBS.
"Teachers Rock" honors America’s educators with personal recollections from pop, rock and urban musical stars Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters), Usher, Adam Levine and James Valentine (of Maroon 5) and by actors including Meryl Streep, LL Cool J, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pauley Perrette, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Matthew Morrison and Miranda Cosgrove, among others
The benefit concert will feature scenes from Walden Media’s upcoming motion picture “Won’t Back Down,” Davis and Gyllenhaal. They star as "two determined mothers­, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner-city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children."
Live performances featuring Bentley, Fun. and Groban will be taped August 14 at a special benefit concert at Nokia Theatre. Tickets for the charity event( including stars from the film), startiat just $40, and tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets. Proceeds will benefit three nonprofit organizations: DonorsChoose.org, Feeding America and Teach for America.
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