Sunday, September 19th, 1965

The First Color Episode

One week after The Beatles, “The Ed Sullivan Show” aired its first episode in color. Taped at CBS Television City in Hollywood, the show was a typical example of the Sullivan mix. It opened with the Moro Landis Dancers, followed by an aerial act, Sandler & Young singing with Polly Bergen, Red Skelton’s stand-up comedy, a mime, teen idols Dino, Desi & Billy, and Eddie Fisher was the closing act.