WASHINGTON (CBS) Luminaries from music, dance, theater, screen and TV got together on one stage to pay tribute to five Kennedy Center honorees in a program that aired Tuesday night on CBS.
Recorded earlier this month in Washington, the program paid tribute to Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney. The honorees were seated with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Among those performing were Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Miranda Cosgrove, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor, No Doubt, Steven Tyler, Matthew Morrison, Christine Ebersole, Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill.
Among those making spoken tributes were Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Claire Danes and Sidney Poitier. A final tribute was made by Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late President John F. Kennedy, for whom the honors, and the Washington arts center that presents them, are named.