By Mitchell Stevens (Los Angeles, CA) and Ben
Cable (Phoenix, AZ)
On Sunday, September 25th, Cable Muse Network reporter Mitchell Stevens
participated in the 31st Annual Chabad Telethon hosted by Larry King. Stevens volunteered his services answering telephones
and received over $20,000 worth of pledges on his line. The telethon was held in the KTLA studios located in Hollywood. Mitchelle
was in good company with celebrity guests Howie Mandel, Oscar winners John Voight and Elliot Gould, Brad Garrett, Tom Arnold
and Paula Abdul, among others.
|Producers Rabbi Chaim Cunin & Chaim Marcus with Larry King
King was asked why he chose to come back to prime time to host the 2011 Rosh Hashana fundraiser he stated: "We
all have friends and family who've fallen upon bitter times, and this Rosh Hashana it will take more than just 'an apple in
honey' to bring them a sweet year. So I'm joining to help the thousands of people from all faiths and backgrounds who've turned
to Chabad in dire need."
The Chabad 31st annual L’Chaim “To Life!” Telethon raised a total of over 4.2 million dollars
during an intensely emotional 3 hour extravaganza. Due to the current challenging economic times, Chabad has worked overtime
to service communities around the world through their centers, schools, homeless shelters and drug treatment centers.
What's all the dancing about? Telethon regular
Tom Arnold put it simply "at Chabad, our greatest joy is giving!"