Monday, December 26, 2005

Kennedy Center Honors on CBS Tuesday Night

One of the classiest programs of any broadcast television year is scheduled to air on CBS Tuesday night at 9 pm. I am, of course, referring to The Kennedy Center Honors, which, this year pays homage to cultural icons (in order of presentation) Robert Redford, Tony Bennett, Julie Harris, ballerina Suzanne Farrell and Tina Turner. Executive Producer George Stevens, Jr. always manages to create a touching primo mini-film bio of each of the honorees which often brings a tear to one's eye. The tributes to each honoree by their peers that follow are heart-felt and thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime performances. As the television audience, part of our fun is watching the KenCen audience, comprised of pols and celebutantes, trying to boogie down in time with the beat!

For a preview of this year's show, read 'Honors' worth prizing by David Bianculli, New York Daily News