PBS releases details on Friday’s Haiti telethon

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“Hope for Haiti Now,” an MTV-produced global telethon for earthquake victims on the island, will run on many cable and broadcast channels including PBS on Friday. PBS will provide the show on hard feed HD01 from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern, and HD02 from 8 to 10 p.m. Pacific. The telethon will be hosted by actor George Clooney in Los Angeles, musician Wyclef Jean in New York and CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Haiti, with other performances and appearances to be announced. Donations will go to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. PBS’s primetime lineup will shift: Washington Week and Now on PBS will feed at times to be announced, Bill Moyers Journal will be pre-fed at another time, according to PBS.

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