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CBS News to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

BeatlesSullivanCBS has launched a new division called CBS Live Experiences which aims to bring CBS’s popular TV programming to live events. The first, happening in February, will mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

The centerpiece of each event will be CBS News’ archival coverage of key moments, in addition to a symposium of experts moderated by CBS News anchors and correspondents.

CBS News correspondent and anchor Anthony Mason will host the first event Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. That’s 50 years to the day of the historic telecast and in the legendary theater where it happened.

“I was a huge fan of The Beatles,” Mason tells TVNewser. “I watched The Ed Sullivan Show that first February night in 1964. I was only 8 years old, but had a collection of Beatle fan magazines and even bought a Beatles wig.

I distinctly remember my good buddy from school, (WABC-TV entertainment reporter) Sandy Kenyon, and I throwing on our wigs, grabbing tennis rackets like they were guitars and miming to the ‘Meet The Beatles’  album on my parents’ turntable.  It will be a real thrill to be in the Ed Sullivan Theater on the 50th anniversary.”

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