Sunday, June 6th, 1971

The Final Show

“The Ed Sullivan Show” aired for the final time. The show featured Gladys Knight and The Pips performing “If I Were Your Woman” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Sid Caesar and Carol Channing with a comedy sketch, singers Jerry Vale, Caterina Valente and comics Robert Klein and Pat Henry. This show was a repeat of the February 7, 1971 episode. While this was the final Ed Sullivan Show, Ed did go on to host several specials for CBS.