Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A.

Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A.

The Beatles exhibit, "It Was Forty Years Ago Today ... The Beatles in America," comprises rare collections of photographs and a radio listening series. The show will run until May 2.

The New York museum will feature rare behind-the-scenes and candid Beatles photos from the CBS archives, documenting the band's Feb. 9, 1964, appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The L.A. branch will feature "The Mad Day: Summer of '68," a collection of ephemeral photos of the Beatles taken in London by British photographer Tom Murray. Both cities will present "The Larry Kane Interviews" radio series, featuring the Emmy-winning journalist who traveled with the band during its U.S. tours in 1964-65.

The multi-part "American Pop" series will examine the subject through the medium of television. The first presentation under the series, "Soul Survivors," will focus on Al Green and James Brown. The exhibit, which will run through April 4 in both New York and L.A., will feature interviews and performance footage, including the 1968 television special "James Brown: Live in Boston," organized within 24 hours of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Future "American Pop" shows will focus on teen pop in the '60s, the beginnings of MTV, Burt Bacharach and other topics.

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