Press Release: CBS and the Kennedy Center announced that THE 45TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS will air Wednesday, Dec. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The honorees include actor and filmmaker George Clooney; pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant; R&B and pop legend Gladys Knight; Cuban-born American composer, conductor and educator Tania León; and Irish rock band U2, comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage on Dec. 4, the 2022 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world, accepting the recognition and gratitude of their peers through performances and tributes.

The Honors recipients are recognized for their contributions to American culture through the performing arts – whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures or television – and are confirmed by the Executive Committee of the Center’s Board of Trustees. The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence. The Honors are not designated by art form or category of artistic achievement; the selection process, over the years, has produced balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines.

Done+Dusted executive produces the special in association with ROK Productions, represented by Elizabeth Kelly, who serves as executive producer alongside David Jammy and Ian Stewart. Alex Rudzinski is the director.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.