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Singer Wylcef Jean, a Haitian native, has been helping in Haiti since Wednesday. He will serve as co-host of the “Hope for Haiti” telethon.
updated 1/15/2010 1:28:33 PM ET 2010-01-15T18:28:33

MTV is joining the major broadcast networks and several cable channels for an all-star telethon for Haitian earthquake relief on Friday, Jan. 22.

A statement released by MTV Networks on Friday said “Hope for Haiti” will be shown at 8 p.m. ET.

Networks showing the telethon are ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. It will also be available internationally.

Haitian-born entertainer Wyclef Jean will helm the show from New York, and George Clooney will host the Los Angeles part. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will be in Haiti.

MTV said there will be musical performances and celebrity appearances. No other talent was announced.

The show will benefit Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation, as well as UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners in Heath, and the Red Cross.

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