This weekend on TV: CBS looks back at the Beatles
Published: February 7, 2014 11:25AM
Updated: February 7, 2014 11:25AM
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In this Feb. 4, 2014 photo provided by CBS, surviving Beatles Paul McCartney, left and Ringo Starr, center, pose for a photo with talk show host David Letterman in the Ed Sullivan Theater, in New York. Letterman’s special interview with them will be featured in “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute,” THAT will air Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE, FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLY
On the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first appearance on "The Ed Sullian Show," CBS airs The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (Sunday, 7 p.m., Ch. 2).
And it is the exact 50th anniversary - day, date, time, network.
The 2½-hour special also includes David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater where they performed half a century ago. And the two surviving Beatles also perform, and contemporary artists sing the Beatles' greatest hits.
Very cool.

Friday on TV ...
NBA (6:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks
Women's college gymnastics: BYU at Utah State (7 p.m., BYUtv); Arizona at Utah (7 p.m., P12N)
American Masters (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A profile of Alice Walker, the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature.
Enlisted (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Cody asks Jill for help with a private matter.
Helix (8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., Syfy): Alan and Jordan make progress in decoding the virus.
Raising Hope (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Virginia takes Burt to a dude ranch.

Saturday on TV ...
Atlantis (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Jason is reminded of his promise to Circe.
NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Miami Heat at Utah Jazz
Black Sails (7, 8:05 and 9:10 p.m., Starz): Silver and Billy tackle a morale problem.
Men's college basketball: Boise State at Utah State (4 p.m., CBSSN); Washington State at Utah (6 .m., P12N); San Francisco at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv)

Sunday on TV ...
Women's college basketball (1 p.m., P12N): Utah at Oregon State
The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10:30 p.m., AMC): As the second half of Season 4 begins, Rick deals with old wounds.
Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Mary and Blake have a bonding experience that involves sick pigs. Really.
True Detective (10 p.m., HBO): Hart and Cohle follow a series of leads.
Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Fiona's bad decision catch up with her.
Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Another family tragedy strikes.
Girls (11 p.m., HBO): Hannah gets a job writing advertorials.
House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Marty and Jeannie plot to remove Lukas.
Looking (11:30 p.m., HBO): Patrick joins Agustin at the Folsom Street Fair.
Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Merc steals his ex-wife's artwork, and Matt comes to her rescue.