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Jerry Lewis Telethon Raises Record Amount

Jerry Lewis’ annual Labor Day telethon raised a record $47.8 million for the battle against muscular dystrophy, officials said Monday.

The 30th annual telethon telethon, which began Sunday and ended Monday, was broadcast live to 80 million viewers from CBS’ studios in Hollywood, with segments from New York, Branson, Mo., Nashville and Hawaii.

A handful of demonstrators picketed in wheelchairs outside the studio Monday, arguing that the donations don’t got where the money is needed.

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