'Sesame Street,' Sally Field to be honored by Kennedy Center
Sesame Workshop via CNNWASHINGTON (CNN) - Big Bird and a big name in acting will be among those on hand when the Kennedy Center celebrates this year's honorees. R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, "Sesame Street" and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas were named the 2019 honorees on Thursday. "Sesame Street" is the first television program to receive the honor. "In this class of Honorees, we are witnessing a uniquely American story: one that is representative of so many cultural touchstones and musical moments that make our nation great," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter in a statement. "The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors" will air on December 15 on CBS.