(November 1, 2007 - Burbank, CA) - In light of the wildfires in San Diego, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” along with Warner Bros. will award $500,000 to the California Community Foundation, to provide relief for residents who have lost their homes and been displaced. San Diego County and six other Southern California counties have been destroyed by more than 1,300 homes and burned almost 600 square miles. “It has not been an easy time for a lot of people here in Southern California. A lot of people have lost everything they own, and we want to do anything we can to help. So today we’re kicking off a campaign to kick off a campaign to help firefighters and families affected by the fires. So along, with my friends here at Warner Bros., the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' is donating $500,000 to the southern California Wildfire Relief Fund. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to those who need it right now,” said Ellen DeGeneres. Also appearing on the show is San Diego newsman Larry Himmel, who was reporting live as his house burnt down. He will share personal story to Ellen about the house he lived in for over 25 years and how he lost his house before his eyes. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is the only talk show in the history of the Daytime Emmys to win four consecutive awards for Outstanding Talk Show in its first four seasons, and recently won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the third year in a row. The show has now earned a total of 21 Daytime Emmy Awards. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Originating from NBC Studios in Los Angeles, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures Productions, an industry leading and Emmy award-winning producer of syndicated programming, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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