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  • Good riddance to MDA Labor Day telethon

    09/07/2015 5:07:21 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 47 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 9/5/15 | Mike Ervin
    As a person with muscular dystrophy, I’m relieved to know that this will be the first Labor Day weekend of my adult life without a muscular dystrophy telethon. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced in May that for the first time in decades, it will not organize a telethon to raise money.
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving” make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis’ last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • “Feminist Comedians:” The Laugh-a-Minute Abortion Telethon

    11/25/2013 9:03:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Brent Bozell
    There may be no more painful oxymoron than “feminist comedians.” MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on November 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America. Think Jerry’s kids, except instead of saving the children, the unborn are eliminated. They call that “reproductive justice.” Silverman and Winstead appeared together that night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” where Hayes described the event as a “telethon to help Texas women trying to survive the onslaught of right-wing deprivation of their right to choose.” This was...
  • Updated VIP Guest List For Today's Defeat Obama Telethon!

    07/04/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787
    Campaign to Defeat Obama ^ | July 4, 2012 | Ryan Gill
    An incredible and unprecedented group of conservatives are uniting for the fourth of July to defeat Barack Obama and we want you to be a part of this historic event! We have an updated list of special guests who will join TODAY'S Defeat Obama Telethon. You can see the updated list below. Remember - we need to reach the mark of $250,000 raised by Midnight tonight. We've just surpassed $75,000. So please, make a contribution online - HERE. And for anyone who contributes $100 or more, we'll read your first name, city and state on the air during the...
  • Campaign to Defeat Obama Conservative telethon aims for Big Bucks

    07/04/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 2 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | July 4, 2012 | CNN political unit
    (CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign.
  • CNN: Conservative telethon aims for big bucks (TODAY!)

    07/04/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/04/2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign. EXCERPTED: Read Full CNN Report - HERE
  • TODAY: All Star Conservative Lineup for Defeat Obama Telethon

    07/04/2012 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 35 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 07/04/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 4, 2012 CONTACT: Ryan Gill at or (650) 678-7732 Updated VIP Guest List For Today's Defeat Obama Telethon! Herman Cain - 2012 Republican presidential candidate and founder of Cain's Solutions. Congresswoman Sandy Adams - (R) Florida. Sheriff Joe Arpaio - "America's Sheriff" David Limbaugh - Author and syndicated columnist. Janine Turner - Radio talk show host, television commentator and actress. Dick Morris - Political analyst, author. Phyllis Schlafly - Founder, Eagle Forum Wayne Allyn Root - 2008 Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and...
  • MDA Primetime Telethon Achieves $61.5 Million (included a tribute to Jerry Lewis at the beginning)

    09/05/2011 5:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PRNews Wire ^ | 09/05/2011
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new era of primetime Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethons has started. In six primetime hours last night, the organization leading the fight against progressive muscle diseases delivered on its promise of an outstanding 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon. MDA today announced that its 2011 Telethon raised $61,491,393 -- up from the $58,919,838 achieved during the prior year's 21.5-hour Telethon. This is the biggest Telethon achievement since 2008, when the global recession began. Contributions can still be made online at or by calling 800-FIGHTMD (800-344-4863). "We're so grateful to everyone who made...
  • MDA telethon hosts: Lewis retired from fundraiser

    09/04/2011 11:28:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 5/9/11 | Oskar Garcia
    LAS VEGAS -The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser — the charity's first comments about the beloved icon's departure since an announcement last month. Lewis publicist Candi Cazau declined comment to The Associated Press when told of the statements that opened the telethon on Sunday. Co-host Nigel Lythgoe said during his opening comments on the telethon that he didn't realize Lewis, 85, was thinking about retirement during the show last year, when the comedian offered Lythgoe his seat as Lewis took a break and...
  • What Was The Final Total On The MDA Telethon [Vanity]?

    09/04/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 38 replies
    9/5/11 | self
    Anybody got a rough national total? I only caught the last 5 minutes ...
  • Mystery surrounds Jerry Lewis’ absence from Sunday’s Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

    09/03/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 09/01/2011 | Robin Leach
    Few TV traditions in America are as popular as the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon, but this year’s is still shrouded in mystery as to what happened between entertainment legend and longtime host Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Not one mention of his name in the two latest MDA press releases about the telethon. That’s not only downright rude and disgraceful, but also a tragedy. This year’s show, broadcast live again from South Point on Sunday, has been cut to 6 hours from the long-standing 21-hour marathon. MDA says the new look will be more fast-paced and hopefully...
  • Labor Day Won't Be the Same

    08/29/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/29/11 | reasonmclucus
    For 45 years watching The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon was what millions of families did on Labor Day. The Telethon was to Labor Day what fireworks were to the 4th of July and a turkey dinner to Thanksgiving. This year the Muscular Dystrophy Association has decided to replace this holiday tradition with a television show on Labor Day Eve. The 6-hour program will still be called a telethon, but Jerry Lewis won't be there and it won't be live for most viewers unless MDA has different programs for each time zone. The program will start at 6 P.M. local...
  • Jerry Lewis retires as host of MDA Labor Day telethon after 45 years (2011 is his last)

    05/17/2011 6:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 05/17/2011 | Dan Snierson
    Jerry Lewis announced on Monday that he is retiring as the longtime emcee of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon. “As a labor of love, I’ve hosted the annual Telethon since 1966, and I’ll be making my final appearance on the show this year by performing my signature song, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’,” the legendary 85-year-old comedy entertainer said in a statement on the MDA website. “I’ll continue to serve MDA as its National Chairman – as I’ve done since the early 1950′s. I’ll never desert MDA and my kids.” According to the MDA, Lewis has logged more...
  • It May Come To This, Folks...These Guys Were Gifted With Insight, But China Holds Our Debt

    11/07/2010 8:56:30 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies
    Me ^ | november 7, 2010 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, we're at this point unless conservatives make hard choices that are going to hurt in the short term.
  • FREEPER ALERT Rand Paul Online Moneybomb Telethon - September 29-30, 2010 Great Lineup of Speakers

    09/28/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Rand Paul 2010 ^ | September 28, 2010 | steelers6
    The money bomb officially starts at midnight EST Tuesday 9/28/10 We will be hosting an "One In the Senate" Money Bomb Radio Marathon on September 29th - Be sure to tune in. More dates and info to be announced! Radio Marathon Lineup Preview : Hosted by: Kurt Wallace 9am-11am Jack Hunter 11am-1pm Robert Scott Bell 1pm-3pm Wes Messamore 3pm-5pm Confirmed Guests: (Many more to come - check back soon...) Peter Schiff 9:00 am Joe the Plumber 9:30 am Dave Nalle 10:00 am Randy Brogon 10:30 am Glenn Wilson 11:00 am Wayne A. Root 11:30 am Tom Mullen 12:00 noon Jesse...

    05/16/2010 6:19:53 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 225+ views ^ | 05/16/2010 | John G. Winder
    “Music City Keep on Playin’ – A Benefit for Flood Relief” airs tonight from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Central on GAC (Great American Country). Musicians volunteer to help Tennessee flood victims to recover from widespread flooding affecting 52 counties in the Volunteer State which has been roundly ignored by the President of the United States and the national media. Sheryl Crow is among the latest mega-music stars to add her name to the line-up of musicians who will perform live (in all time zones) tonight in a concert and telethon designed to aid middle Tennesseans devastated by recent floods. The...
  • "Hope for Haiti Now" Celebrity Telethon Raises $57 Million

    01/23/2010 8:46:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 949+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01/23/2010
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record for public donations in a disaster relief telethon, and said the figures were still "preliminary" as they exclude donations by corporations and large private donors and sales figures on website iTunes. Organizers said the "Hope for Haiti Now" album was the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history and was currently No. 1 on iTunes' album chart in...
  • Hope For Haiti Now Telethon Tonight

    01/22/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 36 replies · 1,032+ views ^ | 01/22/2010 | John G. Winder
    The “Hope For Haiti Now’ Telethon will air tonight on every major U.S. television network during prime time. The telethon which is being organized and co-hosted by George Clooney can be seen beginning at 7:00 pm CST on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, MTV and several other networks including CNN. Clooney will host the portion of the telethon that is broadcast live from Los Angeles, with Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean hosting from New York and CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosting from Haiti.
  • Haiti telethon, Jan. 22, hosted by George Clooney -- OBAMA-THON in the making?

    01/16/2010 6:02:19 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 12 replies · 612+ views
    self | 1/16/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Loser actor George Clooney is hosting a telethon for Haiti on January 22. A worthwhile cause, but let's see if the following happen: we'll hear how magnificent the Teleprompter is andhow bad the U.S. (specifically G.W. Bush) ishow "climate change" and healthcare are part of the problemhow the Teleprompter is the only thing that can save the world. To top it off, this telethon is being held on the same day as the Right-to-Life March in Washington, DC -- and the tens of millions murdered by abortion far outnumber those killed by the earthquake. But you don't see any Hollywood...
  • MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon

    01/14/2010 8:55:23 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 545+ views ^ | Jan 14, 2010 | ABC/ Rueters
    Print Email Share Add to My Stories MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon Posted 6 hours 34 minutes ago Updated 6 hours 2 minutes ago George Clooney George Clooney will host the January 22 event. (Getty Images: Francois Durand) * Related Story: Wyclef Jean in Haiti aid appeal MTV says it is working with George Clooney to stage a telethon for Haitian earthquake relief. It will be held on January 22. A representative for the music television network says finer details are still being worked out. Host Clooney is expected to be joined by as yet unnamed movie and...
  • Clooney Organizing Telethon for Haiti (Smug Alert)

    01/14/2010 5:51:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies · 1,086+ views
    Variety ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Jon Weisman
    SMUG ALERT!George Clooney is leading an effort to organize a Jan. 22 primetime telethon to raise money for aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The details of the telethon were in the embryonic stage as of Thursday afternoon, but the existing plan is for it to air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern. MTV Networks said it is collaborating with Clooney on the telethon, and HBO and CBS confirmed they are on board.
  • MDA telethon 2009

    09/08/2009 8:31:38 AM PDT · by cartpa · 2 replies · 342+ views
    No local news about 2009 MDA telethon.
  • Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Achieves $60.5 Million (2009)

    09/07/2009 6:27:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies · 2,059+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/7/2009
    Despite the effects of an uncertain economy, contributions and pledges to the 44th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon over Labor Day nonetheless totaled $60,481,231 million. MDA National Chairman and Telethon star Jerry Lewis said he was impressed by the show of support from Telethon viewers even during hard times. "These are very special people, and their money comes straight from the heart," Lewis said. "Right now, the only thing I can think of to say, other than thank you, thank you is, 'love conquers all.' So many people, everywhere, even with cares of their own, dug deep to show their...
  • [VANITY] UNCOVERED: How Obama Will Save America!

    03/06/2009 9:36:13 PM PST · by PugetSoundSoldier · 2 replies · 347+ views
    My little mind | 3/6/08 | PugetSoundSoldier
    UNCOVERED: How Obama Will Save America! Through a significant amount of work, and examination of the record, and how tied-in to pop culture the President is, I have stumbled upon his secret plan to Save America: AMERICATHON!. A massive, national telethon to raise the money for his ambitious plans!
  • The Best Health Insurance Program

    08/30/2008 4:20:12 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 08/30/08 | reasonmclucus
    The nation's best insurance program will receive a lot of publicity this weekend. Jerry Lewis will conduct the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon this weekend. The Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon has been a tradition since the first Labor Day telethon in New York City in 1966. Lewis and former comedy partner Dean Martin had previously conducted a telethon in New York City in 1955, but it wasn't on Labor Day. Jerry Lewis and all the other performers donate their services and receive no payment. Most people don't think of MDA as being an insurance program because it doesn't charge...
  • Jerry Lewis' telethon hits new record (tote board tops $63.7 million for his 42nd telethon)

    09/03/2007 6:10:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,911+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/07 | AP
    Showman Jerry Lewis sets a goal for his annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of $1 more than the previous year. He met that mark, plus almost $3 million on Monday. "We did it. We did it. I got my buck more. And more. We can go shopping," a jubilant Lewis said as the tote board topped $63.7 million for his 42nd telethon. Last year's record was $61 million. As in the past, the International Association of Fire Fighters anchored the donations from local fill-the-boot drives with $25.2 million, eclipsing last year's $23.5 million. "Whoa, whoa...
  • Bo***cks to that! - Who c-cares about Live Earth?

    05/29/2007 8:45:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 59 replies · 1,912+ views
     Blast ... DaltreyWho c-cares about Live Earth? May 19, 2007 JUST when it looked like every rock star on the planet was jumping aboard AL GORE's green bandwagon, there’s a backlash already underway.  THE WHO's ROGER DALTRY has blasted the big Wembley gig Gore is organising to raise awareness of global warming.The huge concert - which features performances from the likes of MADONNA and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - is taking place at Wembley on July 7 and in other countries around the world.But Roger, who played with U2 at Live Aid and Live8, reckons the whole thing is a waste of time.Speaking...
  • Jerry Lewis Telethon Raises Record $61M

    09/04/2006 8:18:31 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 19 replies · 1,033+ views
    Comcast ^ | 9/4/06 | Comcast
    LAS VEGAS - Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day telethon raised a record $61 million to fight muscular dystrophy, bolstered by a huge donation from a group of firefighters and the lack of a major hurricane before the show. "We did good," said Lewis, 80, looking choked up as the final figure, $61,013,855, flashed across the tote board Monday. "I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart for so many little people that can't thank you, can't show their appreciation in any way." Leading the contributors was the International Association of Fire Fighters, which donated a record $23.5...
  • Correction: Jerry Lewis is Hosting MDA Telethon Tonight

    09/03/2006 12:14:18 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 73 replies · 2,856+ views
    AP | 9-3-06 | my favorite headache
    Saw this just breaking...Jerry Lewis will not host the annual MDA telethon for the first time ever due to a sudden illness...Ed McMahon will take his place as full time host this year. Lewis has battled a number of illnesses over the last 12 years but always managed to host the 21.5 hour show...even on oxygen. A taped opening filmed on August 31st on the Vegas strip with him stopping traffic with an orchestra at 2 am will still be shown but Lewis is too ill to do the show live.
  • Jerry Lewis scorns activist critics as he prepares for annual telethon

    09/03/2006 5:59:00 AM PDT · by Millee · 12 replies · 535+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/3/06 | E.A. Torriero
    For 40 years, comedian Jerry Lewis and his muscular dystrophy telethon have been as much a part of Labor Day weekend as the start of school and the symbolic end of summer. Now 80, and swallowing 25 pills a day for his sagging health, Lewis is approaching his curtain calls dogged by disabled activists who contend the show is designed to evoke pity rather than empower the disabled. Led by a former muscular dystrophy poster boy from Chicago, the activists scored what they call their "big triumph" last November as wheelchair-bound protesters ambushed Lewis in an appearance at the Harold...
  • Jerry Lewis Telethon Vanity (help)

    09/03/2006 9:09:09 PM PDT · by ReaganandDubyaForever · 5 replies · 1,022+ views
    Does anyone know where I can watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon online?
  • Sheehan Telethon at Malkin's Hot Air

    07/09/2006 8:24:52 PM PDT · by at bay · 20 replies · 1,544+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    There's a telethon in progress for our beloved Mother Sheehan to raise enough money so she can go where she has stated she would like to live. Many stars are participating. The video clip on Hot Air tells all. I got my contribution in early. I know all of us that want so desperately to see Cindy happy will give generously.
  • US Chabad holds telethon for Katrina victims

    09/26/2005 4:45:42 PM PDT · by Alouette · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 26, 2005 | Vanessa Perplies
    The California-based West Coast Chabad's annual star-studded telethon is making a special appeal for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The lineup of stars asking for donations includes Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Los Angeles Lakers basketball legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "It's impossible to see the images of destruction and loss coming from the Gulf Coast and not be moved to action," said Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, director of West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch. "Our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands who are suffering from this disaster, and we will continue to do...
  • The Stars Will Shine on "Celebration 25" [Chabad West Coast Telethon]

    09/25/2005 7:11:26 AM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 10 replies · 437+ views ^ | September 14, 2005 | CHABAD.COM STAFF REPORT
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 14—A California governor, a Chassidic reggae singer, a pair of basketball legends, and a son of “The Godfather.” What do they have in common? All of them have joined the ranks of celebrities scheduled to appear on the upcoming Chabad “Celebration 25” Telethon. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matisyahu, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Caan are among those stepping forward to salute the Telethon’s 25th anniversary and encourage viewers to support Chabad’s educational and nonsectarian social service programs. This year’s show will broadcast live from Hollywood on Sunday, September 25th, from 3 pm to midnight, PDT. It...
  • Not Watching Network-Hollywood Smear-a-thon - Give Directly (Vanity)

    09/09/2005 6:25:33 AM PDT · by Wuli · 36 replies · 784+ views
    There is no need to watch the Hollywood bash Bush telethon tonite, being set up by the networks. The networks have been the last place for finding the truth or the facts about the Katrina disaster and their Hollywood bash-a-thon can be the last on the list of American donors to Katrina relief efforts. Who needs them. You can show them how useless they are. 1. The American people do not need the telethon to give to the Katrina disaster relief effort. They have already been giving generously and they will continue to do so. 2. Hollysmear is the last...
  • Lewis' Telethon to Aid Kids, Storm Victims

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Jerry Lewis can pinpoint the moment he knew his Labor Day telethon had to be more than another chapter in his long effort to help children with muscular dystrophy. It had to benefit hurricane victims, too. A TV news report on lost youngsters in New Orleans, followed by footage of an elderly woman being pushed through flooded streets on a mattress, moved him to act. "I had a box of Kleenex and I'm bawling like a child and I'm not believing it," Lewis told The Associated Press. "If I had the slightest chance of helping them a...
  • About the MDA Telethon.....

    09/01/2005 12:32:59 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 9 replies · 637+ views
    me | 9-1-05 | Houmatt
    In the timing is everything department, nearly a week after a particularly hard hurricane struck the Gulf Coast, leaving property damage and loss of life (hopefully not) in catastrophic proportions, the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be running its annual telethon. My question is, is it really appropriate to run this thing as planned? Or would it be better to do what someone else suggested earlier this morning on the radio, and simply combine the usual stuff with the raising of funds for hurricane relief? I truly believe running this thing on its own will result in one of the lowest...
  • Jerry Lewis to Receive TV Academy Award

    07/26/2005 5:36:21 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 514+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/2005 | Yahoo News
    Comic legend Jerry Lewis is getting the television academy's prestigious Governors Award in recognition for his more than half-century of work on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy. Lewis, national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, was chosen for the prestigious award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Board of Governors in recognition of his work for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The award will be presented to the 79-year-old entertainer and humanitarian during the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 10. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised Sept. 18 on CBS. "Television has few traditions...
  • Clooney, O'Reilly spar over tsunami telethon

    01/11/2005 6:52:08 AM PST · by RushCrush · 46 replies · 1,991+ views ^ | 1-10-05 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Three years after they jousted over a celebrity telethon that raised millions for 9/11 victims, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and actor George Clooney are at it again, this time over what will happen to funds pledged in a telethon for tsunami victims. In a letter sent by e-mail Monday, Clooney lashed out at the host of "The O'Reilly Factor," saying comments he made last week on his program will lead to lower contributions in Saturday's celebrity-driven telethon. The caustic message from Clooney also challenges O'Reilly to serve as a presenter in the event. "This is your chance to...

    01/03/2005 1:51:32 PM PST · by lainie · 59 replies · 1,164+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/3/05
    NBC ZUCKER PLANS QUAKE RELIEF TELETHON Mon Jan 03 2005 16:34:36 ET Burbank - January 5, 2005 - In response to aid victims of the tsunami tragedy, NBC Universal Television Group will air a live benefit special across its broadcast and cable platforms on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 8:00pm, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President, NBC Universal Television Group. The hour-long, music and celebrity driven broadcast will air live to the East Coast, tape delayed on the West, on NBC, USA, Bravo, Trio, Sci-Fi, MSNBC and CNBC with phone lines remaining open throughout the evening. Clear Channel...
  • Jerry Lewis Telethon Nets Record $60.5M

    09/01/2003 6:57:24 PM PDT · by mhking · 40 replies · 1,741+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9.1.03
    LOS ANGELES - The Jerry (news - web sites) Lewis (news) Labor Day Telethon to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association received a record $60.5 million in nationwide pledges, a telethon spokeswoman said Monday. AP Photo The 77-year-old Lewis, his body bloated due to steroid medication he takes for pulmonary fibrosis, was assisted during the 21 1/2-hour fund-raiser by Ed McMahon (news) and performances from a number of entertainers, including Cher, Celine Dion (news) and Don Rickles (news). "I'm consistently humbled by the generosity of the American public. Every year I ask, and without blinking, you open your hearts...
  • Record $58.3 Million in Pledges Taken for Muscular Dystrophy Association During Annual Telethon

    09/02/2002 7:53:14 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Record $58.3 Million in Pledges Taken for Muscular Dystrophy Association During Annual TelethonThe Associated PressPublished: Sep 2, 2002LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association received a record $58.3 million in nationwide pledges through Monday, a telethon spokesman said. The 76-year-old Lewis, his face and body bloated and puffy due to steroid medication he takes for pulmonary fibrosis, was assisted during the 21 1/2-hour fund-raiser by co-hosts that included Ed McMahon, comedians Wayne Brady and Norm Crosby, and performers Charo and Andy Williams. "I asked for their talent and energy,...
  • Jerry Lewis tells it like it is — and was

    08/31/2002 9:35:15 AM PDT · by hole_n_one · 104 replies · 910+ views
    USA Today ^ | Mike Clark
    <p>SAN DIEGO — For Jerry Lewis, this is "another damned day in paradise" aboard his marina-docked yacht, on which he spends summers away from home base Las Vegas. He's surrounded by an artfully arranged barrage of "Jer" memorabilia — from a framed photo of him with daughter Danielle, now 10, to bulging volumes of manuscripts from a new book project, to an official State of Ohio proclamation from last June's Dean Martin Day.</p>
  • Telethon to be held in Kuwait in support of Palestinian people

    04/15/2002 3:41:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 142+ views
    Kuwait will launch a telethon Monday for the Palestinian people, joining other Gulf countries, which have so far raised millions of dollars through televised campaigns to support the same cause. According to the orders of Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the television fundraiser will begin at 0700 GMT and continue until 2100 GMT, according to Al-Qabas newspaper. Quoting a source in the information ministry, the daily reported that donations could be made from citizens and expatriates in and outside Kuwait and that non-governmental organizations would also take part. Kuwait transferred 7.5 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority (PA)...
  • Saudis Hold Telethon for Palestinian 'Martyrs'

    04/12/2002 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 27 replies · 367+ views
    The National Post ^ | April 12, 2002 | Donna Abu Nasr (AP) & Ali Jarekji (Reuters)
    Saudis hold telethon for 'Palestinian martyrs' Event ordered by King Fahd raises millions of dollars and a Rolls-Royce Donna Abu-Nasr The Associated Press Ali Jarekji, Reuters RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A princess donated her Rolls-Royce, one woman gave up her dowry and other Saudis poured millions of dollars into a fund to help families of Palestinian "martyrs" in a countrywide telethon yesterday. Wheelchair-bound children braved unseasonable rain in Riyadh to drop cash into plastic boxes outside the state-run television station, which, along with the radio, was organizing the drive. Long lines of cars jammed the area, with drivers giving cash,...