CBS has renewed the Kennedy Center Honors through 2018, EW has confirmed. The annual ceremony (which made its debut on CBS 34 years ago) honors individuals who have made contributions in the arts through star-studded tributes at the iconic center in Washington, D.C. With the newly inked deal, the partnership will become one of the longest in broadcast history, according to a press release. “We are pleased to renew this commitment with CBS,” said David M. Rubinstein, Kennedy Center Chairman. “Every year, the broadcast of Kennedy Center Honors brings millions of arts lovers into the nation’s center for the performing arts.”
Posted February 23 2012 — 2:46 PM EST
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