Is anyone watching it? Some of my earliest memories are of the telethon and trying my best to stay up all night to watch the entire thing (which I never did manage to do). For some reason it just turned out to be one of those things that we kinda looked forward to as an end of summer thing. I still watch it (and since I can't sleep yet again I'm watching it as I
Jerry is looking surprisingly good compared to the past 5 years or so. He seems to be aging very well now that he's gotten on whatever medication to battle what he had (the name of which escapes me). The show always seems to get high end entertainment that works for no charge and every year meets its mark, which he always seems to do with that final tally which brings out the drama of it all
The show obviously has it's sad parts. Several years ago when they'd show the pictures of those that had died of MD they'd play what had to be the saddest damn music ever. It's even worse than the sad music that plays on the History channel whenever they show footage of the Holocaust. Another one is Mattie (which coincidentally they're talking about right now).
Just curious if anyone else has the "Jerry Lewis Disease" as it's called of watching the telethon religiously and any stories.
EDIT: I also recall my mother saying that the first and the last 4 hours worth of donations with be given to the hurricane Katrina victims.