The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 20 Episode 30

March 31, 1968: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Frankie Laine, Charlton Heston

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 1968 on CBS
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March 31, 1968: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Frankie Laine, Charlton Heston
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Music:
--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - medley ("I Second That Emotion," "If You Can Want," "Going To A Go-Go" & "Yesterday").
--Frankie Laine - "To Each His Own" & "I Found You."
--The Young Americans - "Oklahoma" medley.

Comedy:
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - sketch about participants at a parent-teacher meeting discussing TV violence.
--Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian).

Also appearing:
--Charlton Heston reads from Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. Later in show, Heston discusses his movie "Planet of the Apes," with film clip.
--Peter Gennaro & Troupe (choreographer with dancers) - "If I Were A Rich Man" production number.
--Baranton Sisters (foot jugglers who balance & spin tables).
--Audience bows: Richard Rodgers, Jerome Hines, Pearl Mesta & Earl Blackwell, and Samuel Defalco.

CBS repeated this show on July 28, 1968.

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

Himself

Guest Star

The Miracles

The Miracles

Themselves

Guest Star

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine

Himself

Guest Star

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Himself

Recurring Role

Wayne and Shuster

Wayne and Shuster

Themselves

Recurring Role

Myron Cohen

Myron Cohen

Himself

Recurring Role

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