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Labor Day MDA Telethon A Thing Of The Past

Ahh the long Labor Day weekend. In years' past, that used to mean on Sunday night, Jerry Lewis would start the 20 or so hour Labor Day MDA Telethon. A virtual Who's Who of stars and would-be stars entertained and company spokesmen brought out check after check. Then finally at 7pm on Labor Day Monday, Jerry would throw his arm back to the big tote board, and the new "bigger-than-last-year" total would flash, balloons would fall, and everyone felt good about themselves. This year, however, that is all a thing of the past.

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the rat pack, 1976/YouTube
the rat pack, 1976/YouTube
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Jerry Lewis Gets The Boot From The MDA…

For all practical purposes, Jerry Lewis got fired from the MDA. When the release from the charity said "The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announces Jerry Lewis has completed his run as its national chairman. In May, Lewis and MDA announced his retirement as host of the MDA Labor Day Telethon. MDA Chairman of the Board of Directors, R. Rodney Howell, M.D., said, 'We will not be replacing (Lewis) as MDA national chairman, and he will not be appearing on the Telethon.'” you dont have to be a scholar to read between the lines.

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Jerry at the 2010 telethon/youtube.com
Jerry at the 2010 telethon/youtube.com
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MORE BREAKING NEWS: Jerry Lewis To Step Down From MDA Telethon!

It's true...Lewis  has been the host of the annual Labor Day Telethon since 1921...OK maybe it's really 1966...Still...He's been on for a long time, 44 years to be exact. Maybe now he can dry his hair out. He always had the oiliest doo going on!

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