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Jerry Lewis to get top television award

(Posted July 27, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES - Jerry Lewis is getting the television academy’s prestigious Governors Award in recognition for his more than half-century of work on behalf of muscular dystrophy.

Lewis, national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, was chosen for the prestigious award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Board of Governors in recognition of his work for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

The award will be presented to the 79-year-old entertainer and humanitarian during the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 10. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised Sept. 18 on CBS.

Source: MSNBC

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