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TV Museum to Screen Rare Beatles Footage

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on American TV, the Museum of Television & Radio in New York and Los Angeles will present an exclusive exhibit on the group, running Feb. 6 through April 30, 2004.

“Revolution: The Beatles on Television,” will include Beatles music videos and TV appearances before and after the breakup of the band. There will also be screenings of Albert and David Maysles’ documentary “What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.,” also known as “The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.”

The Beatles made their maiden U.S. TV appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Feb. 9, 1964. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers and remains one of the highest-rated programs in U.S. TV history.

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