Joint TV appeal set for Thursday

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4 January 2005AMSTERDAM — Dutch public and commercial television stations are teaming up to broadcast a special appeal to raise money for the relief effort following the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

4 January 2005

AMSTERDAM — Dutch public and commercial television stations are teaming up to broadcast a special appeal to raise money for the relief effort following the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

*sidebar1*The special programmes will be broadcast on public station Nederland 2 and commercial stations, RTL 4 and SBS 6. The appeal will begin at 6.30pm with the screening of a special edition of RTL's celebrity gossip programme RTL Boulevard on the three stations simultaneously.

From 8.30pm and 10.30pm, the stations will show joint programmes featuring Dutch celebrities from both public and commercial broadcasting. The stations will then show a special edition of SBS's news magazine Hart van Nederland. The joint programming will end with a fund raising appeal at 11pm. The money will go to the relief fund, giro 555.

A similar televised appeal for the victims of violence in Kosovo raised EUR 52 million in 1999.

Eleven radio stations have also agreed to run special programmes to raise money for Indian Ocean disaster relief. The special radio programmes will begin at 6.30am, and run to 8.30pm.

Several musicians and sports clubs around the country have also promised to donate money raised at concerts and sporting events in the next few days to the relief effort.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news, Indian Ocean disaster

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