The Beatles made their first stateside appearance 50 years ago today, arriving at the newly named JFK to thousands of screaming fans and hundreds of reporters. Sunday is the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, marking what's known as the beginning of the British Invasion. Jim Von Schilling, professor of English and Humanities at Northampton Community College and the Baby Boomer Studies area chair for the American and Popular Culture Associations, talks about what happened when John, Paul, George and Ringo came to the U.S.
Jim Von Schilling, professor of English and humanities at Northampton Community College and the Baby Boomer Area chair for the Popular Culture Association, compares the lives of postwar baby boomers to those of a lesser-known "War Years" boom—the millions who were born during World War II. Plus, how some people misuse the phrase "Kabuki Theater."