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article imageEmmys to link Beatles and JFK assassination coverage

By Tim O'Brien     Sep 18, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy nears, there will be a plethora of events, including TV specials.
The folks who will bring viewers the Emmy Awards will be looking back as well. Not only that, they will relive the day the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was announced today that these segments will be included in the show, which will air on CBS Sunday, Sept. 22.
Don Cheadle will introduce the special event and then Carrie Underwood will perform. "To have an opportunity to look back at a time that represented television's finest hour in a program that celebrates so many of this year's achievements is what makes the Emmys special," said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.
It is being described as to the TV played such an important role as these events played out. It will somehow connect the assassination coverage of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 to the performance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan" show on Feb. 9, 1964.
It was explained like this: Both of these historic events are often mentioned together as two of the most significant television moments in history, and the segment on the Emmy telecast will explore the tie between them.
Also noted:
- 1963 also marked the first year that more people got their news from television than from newspapers.
- It was at this time that network newscasts were expanded from fifteen minutes to a half hour.
- The FCC approved the use of the remote control for home.
"We are certain that viewers will enjoy this special tribute," added Ehrlich in a statement released today (Sept. 18).
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