Glenn Pays Tribute to Jerry Lewis

Comedian, singer and humanitarian Jerry Lewis died Sunday at his Las Vegas home at the age of 91.

Lewis was known not only for his comedy partnership with Dean Martin and for films like “The Nutty Professor,” but also for his advocacy work raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon ran each year from 1966 to 2014.

On radio Monday, Glenn reminisced on Lewis’ famous annual telethon, which raised around $2.6 billion during its run.

“If you’re my age at all, you grew up with Labor Day weekend being the Jerry Lewis telethon,” Glenn remembered. “You’d stay up really late, your mom would yell at you [to] ‘turn off the TV,’ but you wanted to watch it.”

Lewis and Martin were an incredibly popular comedy team until their final nightclub appearance together in 1956. During that decade, the pair made the most of their contrasts, with smooth, sultry-voiced Martin playing the straight man to Lewis’ pratfalls. In 1976, Lewis and Martin reconciled after Frank Sinatra brought Martin onstage as a surprise at that year’s MDA telethon.

GLENN: So Jerry Lewis passed away over the weekend, which is tragically sad. If you're my age at all, you grew up with Labor Day Weekend being the Jerry Lewis telethon.

JEFFY: Telethon.

GLENN: I remember Labor Day Weekend, all I wanted to do as a kid was watch the Jerry Lewis telethon, all weekend long. You would stay up really late. Your mom would yell at you, "Turn off the TV." But you wanted to watch it. We would all rush to the TV on that -- what was it?

Did it end on Monday? I think. And you would look at the total.

PAT: And he would cry when the numbers came up.

JEFFY: Yeah. You would call in a bunch of money and say you're going to donate a bunch of money, so you would watch the toke bowl roll over, but you knew you were never going to give it. You'd do that all Labor Day Weekend. Did you used to do that?

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: Okay. Never mind.

PAT: No.

You know he raised $2 billion? Two billion for --

JEFFY: He was great. Come on.

PAT: -- muscular dystrophy.

GLENN: Really sad character. Really a sad character. I think he was -- I think he was emotionally spent at the end of his life. Maybe, you know, towards the beginning of his life. He was really, really, really funny, but in so much pain because of his back. He used to do pratfalls. I can't remember. He gave a number of how many pratfalls he figured he had done, without even thinking. And he said, "You just can't -- you just can't fall like that over and over and over again without hurting your back." And destroyed his back. And was in so much pain. Several times, came close to suicide.

PAT: I think he eventually -- he had an implant or something put in there.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That helped him.

GLENN: He was one of the first ones to have the electric implant that would shock it back into your body. You know, give yourself enough electric shocks. I guess the theory was, you won't feel that anymore.

PAT: And everybody remembers that legendary time when he and Dean Martin were reunited in 1976 on the telethon by Frank Sinatra. They hadn't seen each other or spoken in 20 years.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: Why is that? Did they have a falling out?

JEFFY: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Oh, big time. Yeah, big time falling out.

GLENN: Oh, I don't remember that.

PAT: Yeah, a little jealousy. Gets in the way of nice partnerships sometimes.

GLENN: Really sad.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Jerry Lewis, passing away this weekend, just a few weeks away from Labor Day, which was his telethon weekend.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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