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MTV Nets Plan Hurricane Relief

Aug 31, 2005  •  Post A Comment

MTV, VH1 and CMT announced a Hurricane Katrina relief campaign to raise money for the American Red Cross and other organizations. A live special will be aired on Sept. 10 across all three networks featuring Ludacris, Green Day, Gretchen Wilson, Usher, Alicia Keys, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band and other artists.

“If we can offer a platform to contribute in some meaningful way, all our of our MTV Networks brands will be there,” said Judy McGrath, chair and CEO, MTV Networks. “Our goal is to join forces on every medium to get involved, to volunteer, to contribute in any way we can.”

The networks will also begin an awareness campaign to provide viewers with details on how to donate to relief efforts. Also on Sept. 10, MTV News will air a special, featuring correspondents filing reports from areas affected by the hurricane.