If you’ve reach the point of “disaster fatigue” and don’t want to hear anything tonight about the crisis in Haiti, tonight will be a good night to keep the television turned off.
That’s because a mammoth number of networks are airing Hope for Haiti Now, a global telethon designed to raise money for relief efforts.
You’ll find it at 8:00pm tonight on — ready for this list?
ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW, CNN, BET, VH1, CMT, the networks of MTV and CNN International. There are probably others in the mix, too, but let’s face it: this list is formidable enough on its own.
The growing list of stars include Beyonce, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks and Will Smith. George Clooney will host in Los Angeles, with Wyclef Jean in New York and Anderson Cooper in Haiti.
I haven’t seen Kanye West on the list, but if so, I doubt he’ll be speaking out about how Barack Obama hates black people.