Good Morning, Saudi Arabia

From Meryl Streep to M.C. Hammer, dozens of celebrities sign up to beam their songs and greetings to troops in the gulf

The war in the gulf was barely a week old when the staff of the local morning TV show AM Los Angeles came up with the idea of mounting a salute to the troops in Saudi Arabia. But when the program put out a call for celebrities to participate in the tribute, the TV staff feared that the tight schedule would discourage stars from taking part. The producers need not have worried. Tom Selleck, M.C. Hammer and the entire cast of Roseanne signed up. So did Ben Vereen, who sang a spirited version of Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now and later...

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