Elvis On The Milton Berle Show Tops List of 100 Influential Shows
April 05, 2011
In a new article, Adweek
explores the 100 most influential TV shows and how they changed pop culture. At the top of the list is "The Milton Berle Show" followed by "The Ed Sullivan Show." Adweek used a photo of Elvis with Milton Berle to illustrate how these variety shows impacted modern media.
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Elvis appeared on "The Milton Berle Show" twice and on "The Ed Sullivan Show" three times. During Elvis' second appearance on "The Milton Berle Show" on June 5, 1956, his sensuous performance of "Hound Dog" disgusted the press and some adult viewers. Kids in the audience, however, loved it and the controversial performance only seemed to fuel Elvis' unstoppable popularity.