"Hope for Haiti" Telethon to Air on Major Networks Jan. 22

News   "Hope for Haiti" Telethon to Air on Major Networks Jan. 22
 
A telethon to benefit the the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti will be presented on numerous television networks Jan. 22.

Among those scheduled to broadcast MTV Networks' "Hope for Haiti," Variety reports, are ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW, CNN, BET, CNN and National Geographic as well as MTV, VH1 and CMT. The two-hour broadcast, which will begin at 8 PM ET, will air commercial free. Among those taking part in the broadcast are George Clooney, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper. Musical performances, news packages and fundraising pleas will also be part of the program, according to the industry paper.

Joel Gallen, who was responsible for the 9/11 telethon "America: A Tribute to Heroes," will produce. Proceeds will benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation.

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