'Hope for Haiti': New details for George Clooney telethon announced
More details are taking shape for Hope for Haiti, the emergency fundraising telethon being held next Friday. Hope for Haiti will air Jan. 22 from 8-10 P.M. on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT, all without commercial interruption.
As previously announced, George Clooney, who is also co-producing the telethon, will host from Los Angeles; he will be joined by Wyclef Jean, hosting from New York City, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, from Haiti. All funds raised will be split evenly between five organizations working to help victims of this week’s deadly earthquake in Haiti: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Further celebrity appearances and musical performers are expected to be announced soon.