Anderson Cooper opened CNN Heroes with a joke about Wolf Blitzer and then Benedict Cumberbatch took the stage to introduce Pen Farthing's story ~
Quest Love introduced Patricia Kelly
Christina Hendricks introduced Leela Hazzah and Quvenzhane Wallis told the story of a "Young Wonder"
John Leguizamo introduced Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes
Rosie Perez introduced Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg to end the first hour.
Anderson Cooper opened the second hour and
Kathy Griffin took the stage to introduce Arthur Bloom and Anderson introduced a performance by Sheryl Crow with the Music Corp band ~
Taye Diggs introduced Annette March-Grier, Tyler James Williams introduced the story of the next "Young Wonder" and Anderson introduced the President and CEO of Subaru
Morgan Spurlock introduced Jon Burns
Nick Jonas introduced the third "Young Wonder" and Uzo Aduba introduced Dr. Wendy Ross
Trisha Yearwood was the final performer of the night and sang "Prize Fighter"
And Anderson revealed the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.....
Anderson stopped to pose for a photo with John Walsh
Some behind the scenes videos, the first from practice ~
the second from the red carpet ~
some red carpet photos from Zimbio.com ~
and Anderson Cooper's post win interview with Pen Farthing ~