Ed Sullivan And The Gateway To America

To mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever Ed Sullivan Show in July 1948, comedienne Joan Rivers tells the tale of a TV phenomenon that transformed popular culture and enabled British talent to reach the biggest audience on the planet.

The programme explores how TV first captured a mass audience and how an uncharismatic host made superstars of his many guests - including The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Doors.

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To mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever Ed Sullivan Show in July 1948, comedienne Joan Rivers tells the tale of a TV phenomenon that transformed popular culture and enabled British talent to reach the biggest audience on the planet.

The programme explores how TV first captured a mass audience and how an uncharismatic host made superstars of his many guests - including The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Doors.

Comedienne Joan Rivers tells the tale of Ed Sullivan, the television phenomenon whose variety show unveiled the likes of Bill Haley, Elvis, The Beatles, The Stones and The Doors.

Joan Rivers tells the tale of a TV phenomenon that transformed popular culture.