Katie Couric and the EIF present Hollywood Meets Motown was a celebrity-filled live event held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on March 15, 2006. The event was to raise awareness and funds for colon cancer. Elmo (Kevin Clash) of Sesame Street was one of the celebrities in attendance.
Elmo, along with a group of Sesame Street Monsters, performed a Motown musical number complete with afros.
Katie Couric, Robert De Niro, Sting, Greg Kinnear, Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Conan O'Brien, Vanessa Williams, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Ashford & Simpson, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Chaka Khan, John Legend, Martina McBride, Elmo and his friends from Sesame Street, Idina Menzel, Chris Botti, Michael McDonald, Big & Rich, Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon, Steve Tyrell, Caroline Rhea, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump, Carmen Marc Valvo, Lydia Hearst, Jamie Tisch, Soledad O'Brien, Donny Deutsch, Phil Donahue, Marlo Thomas