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[01/21/10 - 11:04 AM]
A&E Network and Bio Channel Present "Private Sessions: Songs for Haiti" Sunday, January 24 from 8-10am ET/PT
Host Lynn Hoffman will revisit the series' best performances highlighted by new messages from guests Barry Manilow, Dee Snider, Annie Lenox and more.

[via press release from A&E]

A&E NETWORK AND BIO CHANNEL PRESENT "PRIVATE SESSIONS: SONGS FOR HAITI" SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 FROM 8-10AM ET/PT

Guests Including The Roots, Tom Morello, Annie Lenox, Barry Manilow and Many More to Raise Awareness about the Devastation in Haiti

NEW YORK, NY � January 21, 2010 � This Sunday, January 24 from 8-10AM ET/PT A&E and BIO Channel will present "Private Sessions: Songs for Haiti" to raise awareness for relief efforts in Haiti. In conjunction with the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and Save The Children, host Lynn Hoffman will revisit the series' best performances highlighted by new messages from guests Barry Manilow, Black Thought and Quest Love from The Roots, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Annie Lenox, Blues Traveler, Colbie Caillat, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Matt Soren (Guns 'N' Roses, Velvet Revolver), Ryan Tedder (One Republic) and more. The special will air simultaneously on both A&E Network and BIO Channel.

In addition to performances and exclusive guest commentary, host Lynn Hoffman will interview a spokesperson from each charitable organization working with A&E Television Networks for information on the state of earthquake-stricken Haiti, the needs of the thousands of injured, missing, hungry and homeless Haitians and what viewers can do to help.

Throughout the special two-hour show, viewers will be directed to www.aetv.com/haiti where they will be able to contribute donations to the charity of their choice.

Filmed in a small, intimate studio in New York City, "Private Sessions" showcases exclusive performances and conversations with top names in entertainment with a focus on contemporary music ranging from rock 'n' roll to pop to country. Each Sunday morning "Private Sessions" explores the body of work of a single artist or group and feature current releases as well as career-building, influential or defining projects.

About A&E Network

A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network's original scripted series to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," "Hoarders," "Paranormal State" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Manhunters." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.

About BIO

At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning "Biography�" series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes "I Survived�," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," "Psychic Investigators" and the William Shatner hosted talk show "Shatner's Raw Nerve." The 24-hour network is now available in more than 55 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.





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