A special Carol Burnett tribute to the Beatles which pre-empts THE ENTERTAINERS a weekly CBS variety Friday night series (September 24, 1964 - March 27, 1965).
This air check contains only the first half of this one hour special.
Carol introduces this little known program from her home, explaining a departure from the expected ENTERTAINERS broadcast and telecasting a surprise program confirming her adulation for the Beetles. Carol Burnett narrates interesting Beatle transitional information over footage filmed by Albert Maysles and recorded by David Maysles' appearing in their direct cinema feature documentary, WHAT'S HAPPENING!THE BEATLES IN THE USA (1964) which was devoid of all narration.
Included excerpts, interviews with the Beatles by Murray Kaufman,
the Beatles in their hotel room listening to WINS radio...Sam Cooke recording, other. We hear press interviews, interactions with fans, on the phone talking to the UK. At one point Murray the K mentions to his WINS audience, broadcasting from the Beatles hotel room, to stay tune in 44 minutes for a WINS documentary special, Meet The Beatles (see ATA #699A).
NOTE: A very unusual use of employing visual material from a yet to be released USA documentary using ample footage and narration by Carol Burnett over it for this television broadcast special. The Maysles Brothers 83 minute feature documentary was released in the USA December 14, 1965, a month after this Carol Burnett Special aired on television.
Assumption is that selling footage by the Maysles Brothers to Carol Burnett's production company from their documentary was a way of promoting the complete documentary about to be released.
Possibly the reason why there is no reference to this broadcast anywhere including, IMDb, Internet, TV Guide, Ross Reports TV Index, TV Reference books or its listing not found in any of the major entertainment museums, is that it was not a scheduled television program but a last minute preemption filling the regular time spot for THE ENTERTAINERS.
A peerless audio air check.
Contains a Marlboro Cigarette commercial.