“Sesame Street, actress Sally Field, R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, singer Linda Ronstadt, and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas were named the 2019 Kennedy Center honorees last week.
“Sesame Street” is the first television program to receive the honor. As it has for the last 42 years, the CBS Network will broadcast a tribute to the recipients in December.
“In this class of Honorees, we are witnessing a uniquely American story: one that is representative of so many cultural touchstones and musical moments that make our nation great,” said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter in a statement.
“The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors” will air on December 15 on CBS.
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