ByCBSNews.com CBSNews.comCBS NewsDecember 29, 2010, 9:02 AM
Kennedy Center Honors: Legends Honoring Legends
Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney listen to President Barack Obama as he gives a 2010 Kennedy Center Honors speech at a reception in the East Room of the White House before going to the Kennedy Center on Dec. 5, 2010, in Washington.
The recipients for the 33rd annual awards are singer and songwriter Merle Haggard, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones, songwriter and musician Paul McCartney, and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.
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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.