Thursday, October 07, 2010
The last minutes of the last telethon
Jerry Lewis' over-the-top emotional display at the conclusion to the 45th annual Labor Day Telethon led many of us to suspect that this year's telethon would be his last. As it turns out, with today's announcement, it was the last telethon for all of us. Jerry Lewis at 84 is the last man standing among the show biz pals who once gave great heat and excitement to his annual Labor Day telethons. Now, in the era of Idol Gives Back and George Clooney's star-studded minithons, a six-hour special will replace the annual national show business event.