He has been a mainstay of our Labor Day television viewing forever. I remember watching the only channel our cottage t.v. could receive back in the day....The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Jerry Lewis will not host his time-honored telethon for muscular dystrophy this year. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that plans for the comic legend to appear on the telethon for a final time this September, have been called off. The MDA also said Lewis would no longer serve as the organization's national chairman and that he would not be replaced. No reason was given for the sudden changes. Lewis' camp has yet to comment. The 85-year-old comedian has hosted the MDA telethon since 1966. Back in May, he announced he was retiring as host of the telethon and that he would make his final appearance in the show this year. The event, which has raised more than two-billion-dollars for muscular dystrophy research, is usually held over the Labor Day weekend.