Lewis Retiring From MDA Telethon Chores
We are losing another “yearly” tradition. After 45 years, comedian Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon. In a statement issued through his people, Lewis said its time for a "new telethon era." Reports say he'll make his final appearance on the six-hour prime-time telethon Sept. 4 by performing his song "You'll Never Walk Alone." Lewis says he'll continue as the association's national chairman, a role he's held since the early 1950s.