The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It ran on CBS every Sunday night at 8 p.m., and is one of the few shows to have been run in the same time slot, weekly on the same network, for more than two decades. Virtually every type of entertainment appeared on the show; opera singers, rock stars, songwriters, comedians, ballet dancers, and circus acts were regularly featured. The format was essentially the same as vaudeville, and although vaudeville had died a generation earlier, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. 
 
The show was originally titled Toast of the Town, but was widely referred to as The Ed Sullivan Show for years before September 25, 1955, when that became its official name.

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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland written by Jim DeFede

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During the karaoke performance from the two members of The Beatle Boys, another stranded passenger, Jessica Naish was most enthusiastic about the performance, bopping along to the music and screaming like a teenager seeing The Beatles for the first time on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. (Page 211)

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The Ed Sullivan Show Season 17 1964

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