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3 years 2 weeks ago

MDA Telethon brings in more money than last year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Muscular Dystrophy Association officials say this year's telethon garnered nearly $61.5 million in contributions. MDA Vice President Jim Brown says Sunday night's program gained almost $2.6 million more than last year's total. The live broadcast was held without comedian Jerry Lewis, who has ended...

3 years 1 month ago

Comedians rally in support of Jerry Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis' separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians. Paul Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby and others have joined in support of Lewis; the 85-year-old comedian who the MDA says is no longer its national chairman...

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