MTV Networks reveals Haiti relief plans


MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney.

The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti."

It will air Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW, CNN, BET, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT.

Internationally, it will be made available to MTV Networks International, CNN International and National Geographic channels worldwide.

"Hope for Haiti" will be hosted by the event's main driving force, Clooney, in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York City and CNN's Anderson Cooper in Haiti.

The telethon will be broadcast from New York City and Los Angeles, and will feature musical performances and celebrity appearances, which will be announced later, as well as live news reports from CNN.

"Hope for Haiti" will be produced by Joel Gallen, who also produced the "Tribute to Heroes" 9/11 telethon; Tenth Planet Prods., in collaboration with MTV Networks; and George Clooney.

All proceeds will be split evenly among five relief organizations currently operating in Haiti: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation.

Social networking sites Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social media partners to promote the event and help drive donations.

Clooney previously organized the January 2005 Tsunami Aid telethon, a multinetwork event that collected relief funds for the victims of the Asian disaster.
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