The stars gather to salute stage, screen and music legends during the 44th Kennedy Center Honors (CBS, 9/8c).
Filmed on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the annual celebration will honor singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell; operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels; legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler; and Motown founder, songwriter, producer and director Berry Gordy.
Following an introduction by former Late Show host David Letterman, the two-hour event will feature performances by Brandi Carlile; Andra Day; Beanie Feldstein, Kate Baldwin and Taylor Trensch; Ellie Goulding; Herbie Hancock and Brittany Howard; Kelli O’Hara; Billy Porter; Smokey Robinson; Paul Simon; and Stevie Wonder.
In addition to airing on CBS, the Kennedy Center Honors will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Scroll down to see the full run of show and watch select clips from Wednesday’s broadcast.