Actor Morgan Freeman; singer George Jones; director, actress, singer, writer, composer and producer Barbra Streisand; choreographer Twyla Tharp, and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who are to be honored at the Dec. 7 gala, which will be taped, then broadcast on CBS Dec. 30.
The 2008 honorees will be saluted at the Kennedy Center Opera House by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world.
Seated with President George W. and Laura Bush, the honorees are expected "to accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes," CBS said.
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