Telethon Raises $61M Despite Lack Of Lewis

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said after co-hosting Sunday’s program that he’s sorry the famed comedian didn’t participate, but the organization needs to move on to ensure the fundraiser continues.The telethon raised nearly $61.5 million Sunday, an increase of about $2.6 million over last year, MDA officials said.

Jerry Lewis: Saving Lives Through MDA Was Honor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Lewis said Saturday that his years of service to the Muscular Dystrophy Association helped make him a star, but he didn’t provide details on his recent departure as the group’s national chairman. In his first public appearance since the that announcement, Lewis accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Nevada […]