Sesame Street will make history in December when it becomes the first TV show to receive a Kennedy Center Honor.
In July, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts released its list of 2019 honorees, which included the educational children’s program, as well as the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field and American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. Sesame Street continues to revolutionize how children and adults learn about our world.”
In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage on Dec. 8, the 2019 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world, accepting the recognition and gratitude of their peers through performances and tributes.
The Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS Dec. 15th at 8p.m.