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    Default MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    A few months ago, it was reported that the upcoming MDA Telethon would be Jerry Lewis' last as host, but that he would continue serving as MDA's national chairman. But yesterday came the shocking news: Jerry Lewis and MDA have parted ways, effective immediately. So for the first time in nearly half a century, Jerry Lewis will not be appearing live on TV on Labor Day.

    Say what you want about the man: He's raised more than $2 billion for MDA over 45 telethons. All of his critics combined can't even begin to measure up to Jerry as a fundraiser. However well-intentioned those critics may be, their philosophical arguments cannot pay for a single child to attend MDA's summer camp.

    Although the earlier announcement stated that the 2011 telethon would be reduced to 6 hours (from the 21.5 hours that have been the norm), it was anticipated that the legion of telethon viewers would send the comedian off with the highest tote board total ever. So this latest development is a puzzle. Even if Lewis' health problems prevent him from being able to host the telethon, I can't imagine why that would lead to him severing his ties with MDA altogether.
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; August 4th, 2011 at 12:16 PM.
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    Default Re: MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    Politics sucks.

    Politics undermines every attempt to produce beneficial effects for the populace.
    Politics serves itself, and we are left unserved.

    Be a political servant, and become ineffective.
    Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!
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    Default Re: MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    You'll never walk alone.

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    Default Re: MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    Maybe MDA didn't like his recent comments?
    "Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
    Sydney J. Harris

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    Default Re: MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    When and what station was the telethon on?

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    Default Re: MDA Telethon - Jerry Lewis out

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    When and what station was the telethon on?
    It's on KITV right now. Started at 6pm and ends at midnight.

    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Memba when Labor Day weekend meant the Jerry Lewis telethon.


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