An all-star concert celebrates the opening of the Julliard School at Lincoln Center. Appearing are guests Leopold Stokowski and former Julliard students Van Cliburn, Shirley Verrett, and
Itzhak Perlman. Conductor Jean Morel leads the 70-piece symphony orchestra.
Jerry Lewis launches his ninth fund-raising telethon for Muscular Dystrophy with a huge array of stars. This was the first coast-to-coast telecast of the telethon. Nine hours of coverage recorded. 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern time. The complete broadcast spanned twenty hours and began at 10 PM Eastern time
September 5th, 1970.
Ed Sullivan is host for a presentation of the most memorable segments from his former series, The Ed Sullivan Show; presenting unique, special or major performances by the most famous performers of past years, including some who made first appearances on the show or were provided with special showcasing; including: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, the Beatles, Nureyev and Fonteyn, the Moiseyev Ballet; Jerry Lewis as a solo, Jack Benny, segments from the show devoted to the music of Irving Berlin, Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King, Wayne and Schuster, Joan Sutherland, Shirley Verrett and many others.