The Ed Sullivan Show

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The shows host, Ed Sullivan.
Ed Sullivan and The Beatles on the show in 1964. From the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen; Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Ed Sullivan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.[1] The show was originally known as Toast Of The Town in the 1940s and in the 1950s.

The Ed Sullivan Show was known for introducing and giving a bigger name for acts such as Elvis Presley, The Jackson 5, and more infamously, The Beatles.

It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.[2]

In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ed Sullivan Biography | Ed Sullivan Show". Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  2. "Prime Time TV Schedule : 1967 Season". Archived from the original (TXT) on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  3. "TV Guide Names Top 50 Shows". 2009-02-11. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. Retrieved 2011-09-24.