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 Posted: Wed Sep 8th, 2010 12:34 am
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cheapseats wrote: Probably just as well. The stars of Hollywood seem more interested in supporting causes with a political bent anyway. It doesn't help that the stars and talent of today don't seem capable or inclined to ad lib and entertain for hours in the telethon format like Lewis has done for all these years. Maybe he chose all those Vegas acts with good reason?
That's a hell of a good point.  When the telethon started, many acts still had a traceable lineage of the craft of entertainment back to vaudeville--- i.e., variety entertainment designed to entertain audiences for hours on end--- that is lost today.

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