“Hope for Haiti” Telethon will be hosted by Wyclef Jean!


Several major broadcast networks and cable channels will air MTV Networks’ “Hope for Haiti,” an all-star telethon for Haitian earthquake relief, on Jan. 22. Networks showing the telethon are ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. It will also be available internationally. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time and will run commercial-free.

Haitian-born entertainer Wyclef Jean 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, though no other talent was announced.

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

by billboard.com

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