Walters, Stephanopoulos Lead ABC Hurricane Relief

November 5, 2012 - 3:33 PM

Superstorm-ABC Drive

This image released by American Broadcasting Companies shows Barbara Walters answering a phone to take donations for victims of Superstorm Sandy during "Good Morning America," Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in New York. Walters made a contribution of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos followed suit with a donation for $50,000. (AP Photo/American Broadcasting Companies, Lou Rocco)

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters, George Stephanopoulos and Mark Cuban are taking out their checkbooks for Superstorm Sandy relief on ABC's "Day of Giving."

ABC said Monday that Walters donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross and Stephanopoulos kicked in $50,000.

Throughout its programming Monday, the network has been urging viewers to give money to the organization to help victims of the storm, which hit New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area particularly hard.

Through early afternoon, ABC had raised more than $10 million, with the biggest gift being $3 million from the Samsung Corp. Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," made an unspecified donation. Other Disney-owned networks, like ESPN, also are participating.

NBC held a telethon on Friday for storm victims that raised nearly $23 million.