PBS planning Jerry Lewis pledge special with producer Jimmy Osmond

By Dru Sefton

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis will do a rare television special for PBS premiering in March 2013, the month of the entertainer’s 86th birthday. The program will be available to member stations as a pledge special.

“We have been thinking about doing something with or about Jerry Lewis for some time,”  Joe Campbell, PBS v.p., fundraising programming, told Current. “Jimmy Osmond pitched this specific show in early August. The Osmond family has a long relationship with Jerry and convinced him to do the show.”

An Evening with Jerry Lewis – Live from Las Vegas! will feature Lewis in performance as well as reminiscing about his long career.

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