Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the featured guests on Sullivan?s debut show in 1948? Elvis Presley?s 1956 appearances, which Sullivan reluctantly agreed to, became the stuff of legend ? Presley?s gyrating hips were too controversial for a family program and were conspicuously avoided by the camera? A regular feature on Sullivan?s show was a bit by Topo Gigio, an Italian mouse puppet? CBS changed the name of his broadcast studio in New York in 1967 to The Ed Sullivan Theater; since 1993 it?s been the studio used for the Late Show with David Letterman variety program.
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