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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Event Name The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Start Date 25th Nov 2017 7:00pm
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"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

After a brief commercial break Feb. 9, 1964, at 8:12 p.m. EST, four young men from Liverpool stepped onto the "Ed Sullivan" stage, unaware of the extraordinary impact the moment would have on America. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night — the largest audience to date in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture. Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966 in a special documentary feature. The film, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was "The Beatles."

In addition, "Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution" will air Thursday, Nov. 23, at noon.

The special feature looks back at the creation and ongoing influence of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout of what the band had been creating, the album was immediately a sensation and recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in music's overall history.

"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" will repeat Sunday, Nov. 26, at 9:30 a.m. "Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution" will repeat Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9:30 p.m.