Ed Sullivan welcomes The Beatles as his guests in their first appearance on American television. The British rock group sings five of their current hit songs. Dutch comic magician Fred Kaps performs card tricks and a salt shaker stunt, the cast of the Broadway musical "Oliver" performs several numbers and Frank Gorshin does his impression of an imagined committee meeting of the U.S. Senate with its members all famous movie actors. British singer Tessie O'Shea performs three songs, including her hit, "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee", the comic team of Mitzi McCall and Charley Brill perform a comic sketch concerning the travails of a Hollywood producer trying to find the right woman for a part in a major motion picture and the comic acrobat team of Wells and the Four Fays perform a number of tumbling stunts. Written by
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When the Beatles appeared on CBS on February 9, 1964 this episode became most watched episode or event of all time until eclipsed by the finale of The Fugitive (1963) in 1967. The episode was watched by 23.24 million households or 45.3% with a Neilsen share of 60%. See more
Well, it's an election year and once again a lot of the Hollywood stars are ou campaigning for the candidates of both parties because of their interest in politics, of course. A funny thing occured to me - what if these stars decided to run for these offices themselves? They'd have no trouble getting votes because of their popularity and in a short time, the stars would be running the country. I can see it now - you're in the nation's capital - Las Vegas, Nevada...
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I've Got Rhythm
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Tessie O'Shea See more