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This weekend on TV: CBS looks back at the Beatles

First Published      Last Updated Feb 07 2014 11:25 am

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


p class="TEXT_w_Indent">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)

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