HOOP is the acronym for “Help Ons Overwinteren in Pakistan” (Help Us Survive Winters in Pakistan) and is also the Dutch word for “hope”. HOOP was a show for and about the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan. The public broadcaster Eén and the commercial channel VTM broadcast this talk show live and simultaneously on Wednesday night 21st of December 2005. The Flemish viewers were encouraged to financially contribute to the necessary aid for the victims of the earthquake.
De Mensen produced the show in cooperation with the news departments of VTM and VRT.