Thursday, January 21, 2010

'Hope For Haiti' Telethon


Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. ET

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon...

All donations will directly benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation. Additionally, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and United Nations World Food Programme have joined the list of relief organizations that will benefit from the show, with proceeds to be split evenly among each organization's individual Haiti relief funds.

The show will be broadcast from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti...

The two-hour program will air commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The special will also air on PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, Epix, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health and Planet Green, as well as Canada's CTV, CBC Television, Global Television and MuchMusic.

It will also air internationally on BET International, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV Networks International...

(..."Hope for Haiti" will be the first U.S.-based telethon airing on MTV in China.)

"Hope For Haiti Now" will include live streaming globally on sites including YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, MTV.com, and Rhapsody and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV.

Facebook and Twitter are the official social media partners who will help to drive donations and tune-in to the telethon. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help steer viewers to the telethon and drive donations.

All of the night's performances will be available for download on iTunes for 99 cents the next day.

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For those in the Tucson metropolitan area, local television schedules show:

7:00-9:00pm on KVOA, KGUN, KMSB, KOLD, and KWBA...
8:00-10:00pm on KUAT...
Saturday, on KUAT from 1:00-3:00am...
and Sunday, on KUAT from 12:30-2:30am.

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Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Bono, To Headline MTV's 'Hope For Haiti' Telethon



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