Tuesday, January 11, 2005

TV Tuesday

Week 39: The King

Last Saturday would have been the 70th birthday of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Fans from across the world gathered in Memphis at Graceland to celebrate the birth of the King of Rock and Roll. But Elvis was more than just the king of the musical world. He made tried to be the king of all media with appearances on TV, his movies, etc. This week, we take a look at the King of Rock and Roll.

1. Did you watch any of the Elvis movie marathons, celebrations or retrospectives on various channels over the weekend?

Who's Elvis?

2. Do you have a favorite Elvis movie? If so, which one?

Can't say I've ever seen an Elvis movie.

3. Elvis's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show caused quite a bit of controversy and had the censors worried about his dancing. Looking back, it's nothing compared to what the censors allow on TV today. What is the most outrageous thing you've seen on TV recently?

That shows like "Finding my Deadbeat Dad" (or whatever it was called) and "The Will" still even ever get greenlit, much less produced, aired and (apparently) watched.

~ BONUS ~ Elvis's appearance on the Ed Sullivan show was a huge deal. If you were old enough to have actually seen Elvis when he appeared on the show, did you watch? What'd you think at the time? Share any memories you might have related to the event. What is your favorite Elvis TV moment or special?

Sorry - wasn't around.

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