In his own inimitable style, Ed Sullivan managed to amass a group of American icons to honor our country, people such as Carl Sandburg, appointed poet laureate of the United States by President John F. Kennedy. Also, the performances on this program are by Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Charlton Heston and Kate Smith among others. Ed also paid tribute to our military by presenting drill teams and glee clubs representing our military academies. This is a collection of such great musical patriotic tributes that are sure to instill the same nationalistic pride now as they did 50 years ago!
For anyone who loves the patriotic songs, here's an excellent collection of performances collected over the years from the Ed Sullivan Show. Among the performances you will find included here are: "Ballad of the Green Berets" (Sgt. Barry Sadler), a patriotic medley from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the Lincoln address performed by Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (Joel Grey) and of course Kate Smith singing "God Bless America."