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CBS reups ‘Kennedy Center’ through ’18

Eye has carried special since its inception in 1978

CBS has extended its deal to carry the annual “Kennedy Center Honors” special through 2018.

The Eye has carried the kudos since the show’s inception in 1978. The telecast has earned the Emmy for variety/musical/comedy special for the past three years, bringing its total Emmy haul to eight so far.

The kudos recognizing major figures in the performing arts were created in partnership with the D.C.-based Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by George Stevens Jr. and Nick Vanoff. Stevens has produced and co-written the telecast for the past 34 years, and it’s become a family affair as his son Michael Stevens has produced and co-written the telecast for the past five years.

” ‘The Kennedy Center Honors’ continues to be one of the most prestigious broadcasts on all of television, and we are honored to be its host,” said CBS Corp. topper Leslie Moonves in announcing the deal.

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