Alana De La Garza is helping honor the country’s coronavirus pandemic frontliners…
The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actress appears in a special CBS video tribute to America’s frontline health workers and first responders.
The “Better Days” tribute, which features a new OneRepublic track, kicks off a new campaign the network has dubbed “CBS Salutes.”
It premiered between 10:00 and 11:00 pm ET/PT during the season finale of Survivor on CBS and across social media.
OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder introduces the tribute, which appears over a live acoustic quarantine version of the song.
“There aren’t enough thank-yous in the world for all the amazing people working on the front lines saving lives right now,” Tedder says. “I, along with everyone at CBS, salute you.”
In addition to de la Garza, who appears on CBS’ FBI series, appears alongside othe CBS stars, including Walton Goggins (The Unicorn), LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Sonequa Martin-Green (CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery), among others.
But the real stars of the video are the doctors, nurses, hospital staffers, police, firefighters, EMTs and others who’ve worked to keep the rest of us healthy and safe, with plenty of them spotlighted in the video.
This is the first salvo in the “CBS Salutes” initiative that’ll use popular music artists along with CBS talent saluting special causes.