Haitian Relief Telethon To Grace Several Networks

by | January 15, 2010 at 2:59 PM | TV News

NEW YORK – MTV is joining the major broadcast networks and several cable channels for an all-star telethon for Haitian earthquake relief on Jan. 22.

A statement released by MTV Networks on Friday says “Hope for Haiti” will be shown at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Networks showing the telethon are ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. It will also be available internationally.

Haitian-born entertainer Wyclef Jean (ZHAHN’) will helm the show from New York, and George Clooney will host the Los Angeles part. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will be in Haiti.

MTV says there will be musical performances and celebrity appearances. No other talent was announced.

The show will benefit Jean’s Yele (YAY’-lay) Haiti Foundation, as well as UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, and the Red Cross.

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