Star-studded Haiti relief telethon airs tonight, 8 pm ET
“Hope for Haiti Now,” possibly the biggest charity telethon ever, will air tonight on MTV (and just about everywhere else) to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. The show begins at 8 p.m., ET.
The program, hosted by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, will feature musical performances (Madonna, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Haitian artist Emeline Michel and more) and appearances by numerous other celebrities (among them, Denzel Washington, Jon Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Halle Berry and Anderson Cooper). Approximately 130 to 140 actors, athletes, singers and television hosts will answer phones to accept donations. Proceeds from the telethon will be split among Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation and the Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.
A long list of channels, websites, mobile networks and radio stations will broadcast the program. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, CNN, BET, MTV, HBO, YouTube, MSN.com, Rhapsody, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and SIRIUS XM are just a few that will carry the telethon. For additional outlets, click here and here, or check your local newspaper’s entertainment listings. The “Hope for Haiti Now” web page provides a telephone number to call and an online form for making donations.