KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 1978 {HONOREES: FRED ASTAIRE, RICHARD RODGERS, GEORGE BALANCHINE, MARIAN ANDERSON, ARTHUR RUBENSTEIN} (TV)

Summary

This program features the first annual Kennedy Center celebration honoring Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Rubinstein. Paying tribute to the honorees in word and/or performance are the following: Leonard Bernstein; John Rubinstein singing; Art Buchwald with political satire; Grace Bumbry with Julius Rudel; Harry Belafonte with a film tribute to Anderson; Aretha Franklin; Sen. Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Harris, Hal Linden, Eddie Albert, and Jose Ferrer; and Mary Martin with a film tribute to Rodgers, followed by Florence Henderson, John Raitt, and Tony Bennett; Edward Villella with a film tribute to Balanchine; Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins in a pas de deux; Sen. Charles Percy; Alberta Hunter singing; Isaac Stern with a film tribute to Rubinstein; Stern and Itzhak Perlman with a violin duet; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. with a film tribute to Astaire, followed by "One" with the cast of "A Chorus Line"; and Leonard Bernstein. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK:
  • DATE: 1978 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:40:31
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 100561
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - News/Talk/Docs
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1978
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Nick Vanoff … Producer
    • George Stevens … Producer, Writer
    • Michael B. Seligman … Associate Producer
    • Don Mischer … Director
    • Marty Farrell … Writer
    • L.T. Iglehart … Writer
    • Marian Anderson … Honoree
    • Fred Astaire … Honoree
    • George Balanchine … Honoree
    • Richard Rodgers … Honoree
    • Rubinstein, Arthur (See also: Rubinstein, Artur) … Honoree
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Tony Bennett
    • Leonard Bernstein
    • Art Buchwald
    • Grace Bumbry
    • Douglas Fairbanks
    • Suzanne Farrell
    • Aretha Franklin
    • Alberta Hunter
    • Edward M. Kennedy
    • Mary Martin
    • Peter Martins
    • Itzhak Perlman
    • John Rubinstein
    • Isaac Stern
    • Edward Villella