January 6 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the 3rd and final time. He is only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing "Peace In The Valley". Ed Sullivan describes Elvis thus: "This is a real decent, fine boy. We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you. You're thoroughly all right."
March 31 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the team's only musical written especially for television, is telecast live and in color by CBS, starring Julie Andrews in the title role. The production is seen by millions, but this 1957 version will not be telecast again for more than forty years, when a kinescope of it is shown.
Leave it to Beaver, which began in 1957, gives its viewers a glimpse of American Caucasian Suburban life in that era. However, no references to current events are ever made in the show.
Brooklyn Bridge, another TV show, is set in 1957 but was actually produced four decades later. There are several references to current events of that year, including the launching of the first Sputnik and the removal of the Brooklyn Dodgers (which at that time included such distinguished players as Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese) from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.