Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief was a charity telethon held on January 22, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (January 23, 2010 from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. UTC). The telethon was the most widely distributed telethon in history. The event was broadcast from Studio 36 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York and a private club, The Hospital, in London. There were also live reports from Haiti.
|Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief|
|Also known as||Hope for Haiti Now|
|Created by||George Clooney, Wyclef Jean, Joel Gallen|
|Developed by||George Clooney, Wyclef Jean, Joel Gallen and MTV Networks |
|Directed by||Joel Gallen|
|Starring||George Clooney (co-host)
Anderson Cooper (co-host)
Wyclef Jean (co-host)
|Country of origin||Haiti
|Executive producer(s)||George Clooney Joel Gallen |
|Running time||2 hours|
|Production company(s)||MTV Networks|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original release||January 22, 2010|
Initial plans for the telethon were announced by MTV Networks on January 15, 2010, three days after the 2010 Haiti earthquake struck on January 12 that is assumed to have claimed the lives of about 200,000 people. The event was one of a number of humanitarian responses to the earthquake. Processing of the telethon's donations was in the hands of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The telethon was patterned after the form begun with the 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes program and continued with the 2005 Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.
Funds raised by the telethon and from the sale of its album and video – immediately made available for pre-order on iTunes – are to be distributed to seven non-profit organizations doing relief work in Haiti.
Funds are to be distributed to the following organizations with humanitarian operations in Haiti:
Audience and proceeds raisedEdit
The event drew an estimated audience of 83 million viewers in the United States between the initial broadcast and web and mobile streams throughout the weekend.
On January 23, it was reported that the telethon had raised over US$58 million, not including corporate and large private donors or sales of the album and video. The amount is a record for donations by the general public to a telethon for disaster-relief. On January 25 the figure was revised to $61 million.
Viewers were encouraged to donate online, calling toll-free (1-877-99-HAITI), by texting or by mail. Donations were accepted up to six months after the broadcast.
The telethon began and ended with images of victims in Haiti. Presented in a format similar to 2001's America: A Tribute to Heroes, the intervening two hours consisted of musical performances with speeches, reports from Haiti, and conversations between celebrity operators and donors calling in.
|0:00:04||Los Angeles||Alicia Keys||"Prelude to a Kiss"|
|0:03:48||Los Angeles (live)||George Clooney||speech: introduction|
|0:05:13||London||Coldplay||"A Message 2010"|
|0:09:17||Los Angeles||Halle Berry||speech: story of Monley Elize|
|0:10:56||New York (live)||Bruce Springsteen with some members of The Sessions Band||"We Shall Overcome"|
|0:13:47||(phone bank)||phone bank: slow pan|
|0:16:21||Los Angeles||Leonardo DiCaprio||speech: doctor's setbacks|
|0:17:49||Los Angeles||Stevie Wonder with choir||"A Time 2 Love" / "Bridge over Troubled Water"|
|0:21:47||New York||Wyclef Jean||speech: in English and Haitian Creole|
|0:23:36||New York||Shakira with The Roots||"I'll Stand by You"|
|0:27:32||(phone bank)||Reese Witherspoon||phone bank: call|
|0:28:36||Haiti||Anderson Cooper||report: orphanage director |
|0:31:43||Los Angeles||John Legend||"Motherless Child"|
|0:35:54||New York||Jon Stewart||speech: survivors from the rubble|
|0:36:57||New York||Mary J. Blige||"Hard Times Come Again No More"|
|0:40:55||(phone bank)||Samuel L. Jackson||speech: in front of phone bank|
|0:42:01||Haiti (recorded)||Ray LaMontagne||photos and short clips (background song "Shelter")|
|0:43:39||Los Angeles||Mickelson Civil ||speech: by a Haitian citizen|
|0:45:12||Los Angeles||Taylor Swift||"Breathless" (by Better Than Ezra)|
|0:49:01||Haiti||?||clip: Day 1; Day 6|
|0:50:16||Los Angeles||Nicole Kidman||speech: story of Jeannette and Roger|
|0:51:32||Los Angeles||Christina Aguilera||"Lift Me Up"|
|0:55:17||(phone bank)||Julia Roberts||phone bank: call|
|0:56:26||Haiti (recorded)||Anderson Cooper||clip: streets of downtown Port-au-Prince|
|0:58:08||(phone bank)||phone bank|
|0:58:22||London||Robert Pattinson||speech: on Maxine Fallon|
|0:59:16||New York||Sting with The Roots and Chris Botti on trumpet||"Driven to Tears"|
|1:02:58||San Francisco||Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood||speech: peacekeepers who lost their lives|
|1:04:11||London||Beyoncé with Chris Martin on piano||"Halo"|
|1:07:44||(phone bank)||Steven Spielberg||phone bank: call with Presbyterian pastor|
|1:10:07||Los Angeles||Morgan Freeman||speech: poem by Kalamu ya Salaam;|
|1:11:17||Los Angeles||Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, and Keith Urban||"Lean on Me"|
|1:14:54||Haiti (live)||Anderson Cooper||report: interview with teenage girl (Bea) rescued the first day|
|1:17:03||New York (live)||Bill Clinton||speech: special envoy/Clinton Bush Haiti Fund|
|1:19:07||New York||Madonna with choir||"Like a Prayer"|
|1:22:39||Los Angeles||Ben Stiller||speech: schools in Haiti|
|1:24:02||Haiti (recorded)||Sanjay Gupta||clip: makeshift medical facilities|
|1:25:18||Haiti (live)||Sanjay Gupta with Anderson Cooper||report: lack of basic antibiotics|
|1:27:03||Los Angeles (live)||Catherine Porter||Speech: A Haitian-American woman talks about her planned adoption of 2 year old Amalia|
|1:28:07||Los Angeles||Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris featuring Charlie Sexton||"Hallelujah"|
|1:32:22||(phone bank)||Taylor Swift||phone bank: call|
|1:32:51||Los Angeles (live)||Muhammad Ali and Chris Rock||speech: Chris reads message by Ali|
|1:34:15||New York||Jennifer Hudson with The Roots||"Let It Be"|
|1:38:10||Haiti (live)||Anderson Cooper||report: interview with boy Monley Elize and International Medical Corps nurse|
|1:39:50||Los Angeles (live)||Brad Pitt||speech: intro for Haitian singer Emeline Michel|
|1:40:31||Los Angeles||Emeline Michel||"Many Rivers to Cross"|
|1:43:31||Los Angeles (live)||Tom Hanks||speech: Farina L'Enjou, who spent 60 hours looking for his family|
|1:45:08||London (recorded)||Jay-Z, Rihanna, The Edge, and Bono||"Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" (produced by Swizz Beatz and Declan Gaffney)|
|1:49:35||(phone bank)||Stevie Wonder||phone bank: call|
|1:50:12||Los Angeles||Julia Roberts||speech: Daphne's baby|
|1:51:21||Los Angeles||Dave Matthews and Neil Young||"Alone and Forsaken" (by Hank Williams)|
|1:54:51||Los Angeles (live)||Denzel Washington||speech: long but possible; Martin Luther King quote|
|1:55:39||New York||Wyclef Jean||"Rivers of Babylon" / "Yéle"; Wyclef & Melky Jean duet|
Locations of performers announced by USA Today:
- New York City: Wyclef Jean, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting
- Los Angeles: Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Emeline Michel, and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow
- London: Beyoncé, Coldplay, Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. Performances by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna were pre-recorded earlier in the day.
Celebrity phone operatorsEdit
Celebrity phone bank operators in alphabetical order (by surname):
- Online Internationally: live on YouTube, MSN.com, Comedycentral.com, CNN.com Live, Bebo and the CNN iPhone app. The program was also streamed on delay on Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL's website, FOX40.com, during the Pacific Time Zone airing of the telethon.
- Online Domestic (USA): live on Hulu
- Latin America: The show aired live on CNN en Español, CNN International, MTV Latin America, VH1 Latin America, National Geographic Channel, MuchMusic, Warner Channel, People and Arts, Discovery Home and Health, E!, Animax, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. CNN en Español. C5N aired the program with voiceovers translating reports, phone conversations and introductions to the musical presentations in Spanish.
- Australia (times AEDT): live at noon on MTV Australia, VH1 Australia, CNN, and Network Ten; and repeated at 8:30 p.m. on National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m. on E! and 10 p.m. on Style Network.
- Austria: The show aired live on ORF 1, MTV Austria and VIVA Austria.
- Belgium: The show was broadcast live at 2:00 CET on CNN International, National Geographic Channel, MTV, TMF.
- Brazil: The show aired live on MTV Brasil, National Geographic Channel, People+Arts, E!, Discovery Home&Health, CNN International and Warner Channel. Also, Cartoon Network and sister channels borrowed the signal from MTV Brasil.
- Bulgaria: The show was broadcast at 8:40 CET on BNT 1.
- Canada: The show aired on CTV, CBC Television, Global, Citytv, MuchMusic, CP24 and MTV Canada, simulcasting with the American airing. Depending on time zone, this was preceded or followed by Canada for Haiti. The show was also streamed live via CTV.ca, GlobalTv.com, Citytv.com and CP24.com.
- Czech Republic: The show was broadcast at 2:00 p.m. CET on ČT24, January 23.
- Croatia: The show aired on Croatian Radiotelevision and MTV Adria
- Denmark: The show aired on TV2 Denmark, National Geographic Channel CNN and MTV between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. and on TV3 the 23rd between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. local time 
- Finland: The show aired on YLE Teema.
- France: The show aired on BFM TV and MTV France.
- Germany: The show aired live on MTV Germany, VIVA Germany, TNT Serie and National Geographic Channel.
- Greece: The show aired live on MTV Greece.
- Hong Kong: The show aired live (9:00 a.m.) and repeated at 9:00 p.m. on MTV Asia and at 8:00 p.m. on TVB Pearl with Chinese subtitles. (All in local time on January 23, 2010)
- Hungary: The show aired on MTV Hungary, Viva Hungary and National Geographic Channel.
- India: The show aired on VH1 India.
- Indonesia: The show aired on Global TV (Indonesia).
- Ireland: The show aired live (1:00 to 3:00 WET) on TV3 and on MTV UK & Ireland and VH1 UK, Viva, CNN International, BET, National Geographic, Style Network and E!
- Israel: The show aired at 3 a.m. on Channel 10, as well as MTV, National Geographic Channel, VH1 and CNN International.
- Italy: The show aired at 2 a.m. on MTV Italia.
- Macedonia: The show aired on several broadcasters, including MRTV, A1, Kanal 5, Alfa TV.
- Netherlands: The show was broadcast live at 2:00 CET on Nederland 3, CNN International, National Geographic Channel Nederland, MTV NL, TMF Nederland, VH1 Europe and VH1 Classic Europe.
- Norway: The show aired live on TVNorge and National Geographic Channel. It will also be repeated on NRK3 at 9:30 p.m. CET on 23 January.
- Poland: The show aired live on MTV Poland, VH1 Poland, National Geographic Polska and VIVA Polska.
- Portugal: The show aired live on MTV Portugal at 1:00 a.m. local time on January 23.
- Romania: The show aired live on Antena 3, at local time 3 a.m.
- Russia: The show aired live on MTV Russia.
- Serbia:The show aired live on B92 Info.
- Slovakia: The show repeated on TV Doma at 10:30 a.m. on January 23.
- Slovenia: The show aired live on TV Slo 1 and TV3.
- Sweden: The show aired live on MTV Sweden, TV4 and Kanal 5. It was repeated on SVT1, TV3, and MTV the following day.
- Turkey: The show aired live on MTV Turkey, TNT, National Geographic Channel, CNN Turk.
- Ukraine: The show aired live on MTV Ukraine.
- United Kingdom: The show was broadcast live at 1 a.m. GMT on all MTV UK & Ireland and VH1 UK, Viva, CNN International, BET, National Geographic Channel (UK), Style Network and E!. News channels were allowed to opt in to show coverage. The show was repeated on 24 January at 9 a.m. UTC on MTV and Viva.
- United States: The program aired live at 8 p.m. ET and tape-delayed in the PT at 8 p.m. on the MTV group of channels (including MTV, VH1, and CMT), as well as on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, The CW, BET, CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, TNT, Comedy Central, Bravo (US), Oxygen, E!, Style Network, G4, Fuse TV, ReelzChannel, MLB Network, Current TV, Discovery Health, HBO and Showtime (main channels only), National Geographic Channel, Soapnet, Centric, Smithsonian Channel, Planet Green, and The Weather Channel. On channels that had only one national feed, such as CNN, the program was televised live coast-co-coast on these channels, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The program was also streamed on delay by FOX40.com.
- Uruguay: The program aired live on Monte Carlo TV
- South East Asia: The program was aired live on MTV Asia and CNN International at 8 a.m. (UTC+8).
The digital album Hope for Haiti Now set a record as the largest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history, and became the top-selling iTunes album in 18 countries. The digital album has since become available at Amazon.com and Rhapsody. The album features 19 live performances from the broadcast as well as a pre-recorded version of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" and is priced at $7.99. The full two-hour video of the event is priced at $2.99.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|2010||Hope for Haiti Now||1||1||9||7|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"A Message 2010"||—||—||88||—||—||—||Hope for Haiti Now|
|"Let It Be"||98||—||97||—||—||—|
|"Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)"||16||6||41||3||6||3|
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