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The video will be streamed on, and, on signs in Times Square, and on taxi TV screens.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy, star Lea Michele and several other cast members will be in New York City on Sept. 8 to promote the event, Mr. Laird told the Times.

Al Sharpton to host weeknight show on MSNBC

After several weeks in a tryout role, the Rev. Al Sharpton officially has been named host of a weeknight hour on MSNBC, according to the Associated Press.

The program, now called “PoliticsNation,” will air at 6 p.m. and premiere Monday, the network announced Tuesday.

In his new role, the civil rights activist and minister will lead a lively and informed discussion of the day’s top headlines, MSNBC said.

Mr. Sharpton called the hosting job “a natural extension of my life work and growth.”

Besides his work as a community leader and religious figure, Mr. Sharpton already hosts a nationally syndicated radio show. He was a candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination that ultimately went to Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts.

The 6 p.m. hour serves as a lead-in to MSNBC’s weeknight slate that includes Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz. The network has done a swift reconfiguration in prime time since the abrupt departure of its marquee host, Keith Olbermann, in January. Mr. Olbermann took his show to Current TV.

‘Uncle Frank,’ a fixture on Kimmel show, dies

Frank Potenza, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as “Uncle Frank” on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show, died early Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. He was 77.

A statement from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said Mr. Potenza was “beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all.”

“His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched,” the statement said. It did not include further details.

The show is on hiatus until Sept. 6, and ABC did not have any immediate information about an on-air tribute to Mr. Potenza.

The silver-haired Mr. Potenza had served as a police officer for two decades and as a private security guard before Mr. Kimmel asked him to join his fledgling show as a guard and cast member in 2003.

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