Congratulations, Ms. O!
Congratulations Bill T. Jones!
Mark your calendars! The show airs Tuesday, December 28.
Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney among 2010 Kennedy Center honorees
By Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Well, hello, Oprah! The Kennedy Center announced Tuesday that Oprah Winfrey, the doyenne of daytime television, will be among the five artists receiving this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
The others are musician-songwriters Sir Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and composer-lyricist Jerry Herman of “Hello, Dolly!” fame.
The selection of Winfrey may be startling, but it’s not without precedent. The choice harks back to 1993 when late-night television host Johnny Carson was selected, breaking the long line of honorees who were strictly traditional performing artists. Winfrey, taking a break from taping for her 25th season and reviewing the nearly 5,000 hours of footage, let out with a buoyant “Wow-zee!” Read the rest here.
By Jacqueline Trescott Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 7, 2010; 11:00 AM