CBS John Lewis tribute hosted by Oprah, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Brad Pitt? Oh yea this is gonna be powerful!
“John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero” will consist of musical performances, interviews, and inspirational conversations about Lewis’ life and legacy. The special is set to air Tuesday night at 10 p.m. on CBS, and across several other ViacomCBS brands (namely OWN, BET, MTV and Smithsonian).
“John Lewis was an extraordinary man,” said Oprah in a press release. “A man of great vision who lived a life with the purpose of making sure America lived out its ideals.”
“This is a celebration of the ‘boy from Troy,’” added Tyler Perry. “A forefather of the civil rights movement, who would live to see his contributions for equality result in witnessing the swearing in of the first Black United States president.”
Performers include Yolanda Adams, Common, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Trevor Noah, Billy Porter and Wynonna.
Some sanging is going to be going on ya’ll!