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Jerry Lewis's telethon has Rochester roots

Jerry Lewis's telethon has Rochester roots

January 29, 2019 03:51 PM

Jerry Lewis' longtime telethon to fight muscular dystrophy has some of its roots right here in Rochester.

Whec-TV channel 10 was one of the first stations to run his Muscular Dystrophy Telethon when stations started carrying it in 1968.

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This was also the first station to show local people getting involved, taking donations and answering phones.

That turned out to be a big success and other stations running the telethon started doing it too.

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