The Real-Life Story Of Ed Sullivan, You’ll Never Know About TV’s "king of variety".
The mini true story of Ed Sullivan. Sullivan was a broadcasting pioneer at many levels during television’s infancy. As TV critic David Bianculli wrote, "Before MTV, Sullivan presented rock acts. Before Bravo, he presented jazz and classical music and theater. Before the Comedy Channel, even before there was the Tonight Show, Sullivan discovered, anointed and popularized young comedians. Before there were 500 channels, before there was cable, Ed Sullivan was where the choice was. From the start, he was indeed ‘the Toast of the Town’." In 1996, Sullivan was ranked number 50 on TV Guide’s "50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time". Sullivan butted heads with Standards and Practices on other occasions, as well. Sullivan’s prediction later proved correct, as Bergman won her second Academy Award for her portrayal, as well as the forgiveness of her fans.
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