Friday, January 22, 2010

'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon takes over television, Internet, radio on Friday for earthquake relief

'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon takes over television, Internet, radio on Friday for earthquake relief - There are times in the world's history when the global community seems to come together in response to a tragedy or shock. Millions of people around the world watched President John F. Kennedy's funeral and that of Princess Diana on television in two different decades of the twentieth century. Millions watched the television coverage of the 9/11 attacks in the United States and the sorrow and devastation caused by Hurrican Katrina. Friday evening, millions of people around the world will be tuned in to a global telethon organized by Hollywood actor George Clooney and MTV to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Where to Watch or Listen:

The "Help For Haiti Now: A Global Benfit for Earthquake Relief" telethon airs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET on January 22, 2010 on these television networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, CNN en Español, HBO Latino and Canadian networks, including CBC Television, CTV, Global Television and MuchMusic. International television networks include: BET International, CNN International, National Geographic, and MTV Networks International.

On the Internet, the telethon will broadcast via: YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL,, Yahoo,,,,, and Rhapsody.

Those on the go can also tune in via their mobile devices to Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV.

Radio will also cover the event, which is open to all land-based stations which wish to carry it. Satellite radio will broadcast the event via SIRIUS XM Radio as a one-time-only radio broadcast via the MTV Radio Network and Westwood One.


(Photo: Hope For Haiti Now)