TODAY {ELVIS PRESLEY SEGMENT} (TV)

Summary

One in this early morning series that includes interviews, special features, and news. This segment, hosted by Jane Pauley, looks at the life of Elvis Presley, who died yesterday at the age of forty-two. Highlights include: a clip of his first televsion appearance in 1955; his family background; the story behind Elvis's first record; Tom Parker's discovery of Elvis and his management of the entertainer throughout his career; footage of Presley's performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1956; a clip of a concert later in his life; Presley's enlistment in the Army in 1958, at the height of his career; his marriage to Priscilla Presley that lasted only six years; and a report from outside the Graceland mansion where many people are holding their own personal tributes to Elvis.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: August 17, 1977 Wednesdasy 7:00 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:08:17
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:12231
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1952-
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CREDITS

    • Jane Pauley … Host, Reporter
    • Jim Brown … Reporter
    • Jackson Bain … Reporter
    • Elvis Presley