Kennedy Center Honors: Watch the Stars Salute SNL Boss Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and More

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.

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