Baby boomer relief

In this photo provided by NBC, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during
In this photo provided by NBC, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in New York. Hosted by Matt Lauer, the event is heavy on stars identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week's deadly storm. (Heidi Gutman / Nbc)

I watched the NBC Sandy Relief Concert Friday night and noted pretty quickly how many baby boomer age folks participated, including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer. The event raised $23 million for relief efforts for the Red Cross, a record amount raised in an event of this kind. I am always happy when aging baby boomers step forward in selfless ways. It reinforces my prediction that baby boomers, as feared by generations above and below them, won't bankrupt the country as they age. Rather, they'll come up with creative ways to help the country, financially and otherwise. And P.S. Not many younger stars were in evidence at the relief concert. Mmmm.

(S-R photo via NBC)

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