Many of the world’s biggest musicians will participate in a global telethon to raise much needed funds for the earthquake-wracked nation of Haiti. The two-hour telethon, billed as the most widely distributed telethon in history, will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, CNN, PBS, Bravo, HBO, G4, Comedy Central, BET and many other channels at 8 PM ET this evening, January 22. The event will also stream live via YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Fancast,,, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Alltel and Sirius XM. The event is organized by George Clooney.

Artists scheduled to perform include: Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Bono and Jay-Z, among others. The performers will be recorded in several cities throughout the country.