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CBS to Mark Anniversary of Beatles’ ‘Ed Sullivan’ Gig, JFK Assassination

CBS is digging into its archives to commemorate two notable 50th anniversaries: The Beatles’ debut performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The net will celebrate classic TV and classic rock music at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 when its airs a Grammy salute to the Fab Four. The two-hour special, which will tape on Jan. 27, 2014, (the day after the Grammy Awards), will feature top musicians covering classic Beatles tunes.

Meanwhile, CBSNews.com will stream CBS News’ historic coverage of the JFK shooting at 1:48 p.m. ET on Nov. 22 — the exact time 50 years ago when news broke that shots were fired in Dallas.

CBS News chief Washington correspondent, Bob Schieffer, who was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the day of the assassination, will introduce the online stream that includes legendary anchor Walter Cronkite’s first report of the event.

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