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  • Thursday, April 29th, 2021

    ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Audio Archive Celebrates Jackie Wilson’s Soul Legacy

    Soul giant Jackie Wilson’s indelible legacy as one of the great live performers in any genre is newly celebrated in the latest piece of audio from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. In a new clip to be shared from the annals of one of the most famous TV shows in history, Wilson is heard performing his song “Hearts” on the April 1, 1962 edition. The season 15 program also featured entertainer Patti Page, Canadian comedy duo Wayne & Shuster, and, on...
  • Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

    What to Stream, April 12–19

    This week’s streams feature classic jazz performances from The Ed Sullivan Show in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Bobby Watson in Missouri, Joey DeFrancesco in New Hampshire, a debut by the Zürich Jazz Orchestra and much more.  Available Now: Ella, Louie, Nat and More! Ed Sullivan Show Spotlights Classic Jazz...
  • Monday, April 5th, 2021

    Jazz Featured on The Ed Sullivan Show’s YouTube Channel in April

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and all month long the official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show will feature jazz segments from the famous variety show’s archive. Though best known for groundbreaking appearances by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, Sullivan’s program had a long history of presenting a wide variety of performers, from comedians to novelty acts (Topo Gigio,...
  • Monday, March 15th, 2021

    Watch The Ed Sullivan Show on MeTV beginning March 21

    "Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!" That simple introduction changed America and TV forever, as 73 million people gathered in front of their televisions to see the Beatles' first live performance on U.S. soil. With that, the Fab Four launched "The British Invasion." It was just one of many history-making performances to grace Ed Sullivan's stage. Starting Sunday, March 21, MeTV viewers will be able to experience those electrifying moments again with the best of The Ed Sullivan Show, airing Sundays at 9:30PM | 8:30C.
  • Monday, February 8th, 2021

    Hank Aaron Remembered With Rare ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Clip

    Hank Aaron died at the age of 86 last month. There have been many tributes for the baseball legend over the last few weeks, but fans are in for a treat thanks to The Ed Sullivan Show. On Friday night, the YouTube Channel of The Ed Sullivan Show features Aaron in a four-minute clip which originally aired on Oct. 5, 1958. He is with his Milwaukee Braves teammates who won the World Series in 1957. Catcher Joe Garagiola introduces the team and said that Aaron is so relaxed under pressure he "sleeps in between pitches." Read more at
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2020

    Stiller and Meara Mrs. Claus Sketch From The Ed Sullivan Show Now on YouTube

    The Ed Sullivan Channel continues to release classic performance clip on their YouTube channel, and this holiday classic is a great way to kick off your own holiday season. Jerry Stiller plays Walker Flonkite (from the t and v), who visits the North Poll hoping to get and interview with Santa himself, but instead gets a face to face with Mrs. Claus played by Anne Meara. In this clip Mrs. Claus goes through her problems including Meshuggena elves, an overabundance of Ho Ho Ho, and the difficulty she has finding her husband when he’s out carousing with the reindeer.
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2020

    A jab for Elvis helped America beat polio. Now doctors have recruited him again…

    It was one of Elvis Presley’s more unusual ventures. The king of rock’n’roll had just been enjoying his first taste of success with singles such as Heartbreak Hotel, and was about to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, when he was given an unexpected medical challenge. Would he agree to be vaccinated against polio in front of the press before the show? He did. Read more at The Guardian.