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Networks sign on for Clooney's two-hour Haiti telethon

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 15th 2010 6:34PM
George Clooney's aid event for Haiti will air on multiple networks.It's full-speed ahead for George Clooney's aid event for survivors of the massive earthquakes in Haiti as eleven networks signed on to air the event with the ongoing possibility of more coming aboard.

Currently, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV are aboard to air the event live. It will air at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, January 22.

Clooney will host from Los Angeles, and Haitian music star Wyclef Jean will take the mike from New York as co-host. CNN's Andersoon Cooper will offer special live reports from on the ground from the ground in devastated country.

The model for the show is a standard variety show telethon with viewers able to send in donations by phone or online. All proceeds will go evenly between Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation.

There's no firm confirmation yet of what celebrities or acts will perform during the show, but rumors include the possible appearances of Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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Sounds like a good night to go to the movies.

Eh, I never watch programming on most of those channels anyway.

January 16 2010 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, whatup and Richard.. you two need help. This is an epic disaster of biblical proportions. Yes folks are out of work here but it is not a struggle for them to get clean water and public assistance. We're talking about hundreds of thousands of people with no where to go, no food, no water, no shelter. Public figures like Clooney are lending their name to get funds which does more than if he wrote a single check. Folks that have no sympathy for Haiti better not be calling themselves Christians as I think Christ would disagree with you.

January 16 2010 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why don't all the stars, singers and famous people just give 10% of their yearly pay. Those that want, can donate but why when this country is in trouble do we, the taxpayers have to again be the big dog on the block when we have so many out of work... Enough is enough.... Where do you think all the money going there from our government is coming from???? From The taxpayers....US....

January 15 2010 at 11:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ur forgetting that stars, singers, and famous people are taxpayers as well (for the most part anyway)

January 16 2010 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

whatup: What are you doing to help anyone? Do you support any charity? Or do you need some sort of charity to help you? There are, believe it or not, a lot of ways to get help in the U.S. Maybe George isn't helping you right now.

The earthquake in Haiti is a huge disaster that countries from all over the world are helping. It is good to see that the world can come together in a good cause. There may have been 100,000 people who have died so far. People have no food, no water and for most of them no hope at this time. They have to wait for the roads to be cleared. They have to wait for searchers going through the rubble looking for survivors and bodies.

Soon there will be bad illnesses spreading throughout the country. Children are lying around on the ground with broken limbs, deep cuts and worse injuries. Many of them will turn out to be orphans. They have done absolutely nothing to deserve this.

Your attitude is sad. I'm sorry if you are living a miserable life. I agree that there are problems in our country, but if this happened to us and someone you loved was dying under a concrete pile, would you care who it was that saved them? This is a global issue.

January 15 2010 at 10:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey Clooney and all you actors out there, why don't you help America out and out people starving and out on the streets. Or how about those cities that have closed their schools due to budget cuts? Or how about those places that had to cut their police forces because of budget cuts as well. I am tired of hearing about other countries when we can't even take care of our own...unbelieveable!!!

January 15 2010 at 10:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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January 15 2010 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You mentioned MTV twice...

January 15 2010 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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