Skip to comments.What Was The Final Total On The MDA Telethon [Vanity]?
Posted on 09/04/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT by Lmo56
Anybody got a rough national total? I only caught the last 5 minutes ...
Sorry. Didn’t even know it was on.
“some idiot host said, “We missed you, Jerry” “
Why is this idiotic? He was the host for more years than I’ve been alive.
What, it’s already over?
Jerry used to run this through until Monday evening, didn’t he!?
Sorry, you missed a great show.
They cut it to 6 hours this year ...
It was cut this year to 6 hours.
To be honest, the first I am seeing it talked about is on FR.....of course that is typical.....this site is so up to date. I love it. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
There would be NO MDA Telethon, if not for Jerry - and they tossed him out like yesterday's shoes this year ...
I guess they also changed it from 24 hours down to ?!?
Not that I watched it, big changes all around apparently.
Did not realize they ousted him. Really cold.
They announced that they wouldn’t tell a final total until after the tape delay has ended in the Hawaii Time Zone. If that’s the case, don’t expect anything before 5 or 6am Eastern Time.
It is still on the air here (central time zone), so I think they may be tape delaying it by time zone in order to rake in more money.
6 hours? The next generation wants the easy way out. Jerry was dedicated and showed compassion.
Thx for the [partial] total ...
What saddens me is the billions that must have been collected for MD over the decades and there still no closer to a cure or prevention. I had two close cousins die from it while in their teens. They were sisters.
Sorry to hear that - you must miss them very much ...
Yep, we had a blast growing up together. Both girls were in wheel chairs all their lives, but were sharp as tacks in school, and they had many many friends. The highlight of any visit with them is when they would let us race them in their wheel chairs in the mall or at the roller rink, while onlookers looked on in shock. Gave us lots of good laughs.
$46 million? I wonder what “creative measures” were used to arrive at that total. You cut a 21 hour telethon down to 6 hours and make an extremely unpopular decision to “retire”/fire the host of the telethon, and the numbers are nearly the same as other years? Suuuure.
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