BET News Anchor Jeff Johnson Reports From Haiti

Jan 27, 2010, 13:49 ET from BET Networks

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- After a series of aggressive attempts, BET News anchor Jeff Johnson made his way to the earthquake stricken city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti  on Sunday, January 24, 2010 to report on the tragedy and to lend a helping hand in the aid and recovery of the Caribbean’s poorest country. During the two day trip Johnson met exclusively with music artist, producer and Haitian ambassador, Wyclef Jean and members of his Yele organization to tour the devastation that is estimated to have left over 150,000 dead, 194,000 injured and a million people displaced. BET News’ exclusive reports from Haiti can be seen during scheduled news briefs beginning on January 27, 2010 and during BET Networks’ “SOS Saving OurSelves = Help for Haiti,” telethon hosted by Queen Latifah and Sean Combs that will be aired on BET and Centric, as well as MTV Networks’ MTV and VH1 on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.  Extended packages of this exclusive coverage will also be available on the network’s website BET.com.  

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