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On Friday, January 22, 2010, musicians and celebrities from around the country and the world will come together to host what is being called the "most widely distributed telethon in history." Starting at 8 pm eastern, the "Hope For Haiti" telethon—an effort to raise relief money for the country after the devastating January 12 earthquake—will air on a number of networks simultaneously including Discovery Health, and Planet Green.
Featuring artists such as Haiti-born Wyclef Jean, Bono, Dave Mathews, Shakira, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, to name only a few, the telethon will take place in Haiti, New York, Los Angeles, and London and be broadcast online and on television.The performances will be available for download from iTunes with proceeds going to support Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the United Nations World Food Programme, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, Unicef, and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation
George Clooney will host from Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean from New York, and CNN's Anderson Cooper from Haiti, but you can catch all of the action on Planet Green.
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Read more about Haiti:
Earthquake in Haiti: How to Help
Haiti Earthquake Brings Calls for Help from Wyclef Jean, Other Stars
Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath. Giving Green
The 3Rs for Haiti: Response, Recovery and Reconstruction
10 Ways to Help the Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts