Live Aid was staged on Saturday, July 13, 1985. About 75 different acts performed live for about 170,000 people in London and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, an estimated 1.5 billion people in 110 countries watched it via a live television stream from 13 satellites. More than 40 nations also held telethons for African famine relief during the broadcast.
MEABH SMITH from Trocaire – who has just returned from Ethiopia – talks to Mark Finnegan about her memories of that very special day and the impact that event had on charity work in Africa and the current situation there.
|Duration: 16'47"||DATE: July 13, 2015|
|Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus|
|Keywords:Ethiopia, Live Aid, Trocaire, Charities, Concerts, Africa|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|