telethon


telethon

noun

  1. a television broadcast lasting several hours, especially one soliciting support for a charity.

noun

  1. a lengthy television programme to raise charity funds, etc

n.prolonged TV fundraiser, 1949, from tele(vision) + (mara)thon (see -athon). Milton Berle’s 16-hour television cancer fundraiser in April 1949 might have been the first to be so called.

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