The Kennedy Center Honors broadcast is always one of the best shows of the year. On Tuesday night we saw tributes to Robert Deniro, Bruce Springsteen, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, and Grace Bumbry.
All of the tributes were fantastic, but my favorite moment was Jon Stewart's introduction of The Boss. Perfection. You can watch a little bit of that intro below (it's a shame the entire segment isn't available). Also interesting is this feature on Springsteen's induction and an interview with CBS's Julie Chen (here's the second part of that interview).
From what I'm hearing, people weren't loving John Mellencamp's morose version
of Springsteen's "Born in the USA," but most thought Sting was great with "The Rising." My personal
favorite was Eddie Vedder's "City of Ruins."
And shame on CBS for not putting more of the clips online!