Saturday, May 2, 2015

Good Bye MDA Telethon

From the Las Vegas Sun: The people who run the MDA have really screwed things up since they dumped Jerry Lewis.
From the Las Vegas Sun: The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon is ending its annual Labor Day telethon, a television tradition for decades that has slowly disappeared from view since the sudden end of Jerry Lewis' role as host following the 2010 show.
From 21 and a half hours in Lewis' final year, the show had been reduced to two hours the last two years on ABC.
My guess is that the funding and donations for the MDA will dry up quickly.  People donated money so they could get some TV time, and in the case of corporations, some free good publicity.
But now, the MDA will be far from people's minds and there will be fewer donations and less money for "Jerry's Kids".

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