Comedian Ray Romano joins Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jimmy Kimmel to lead a standing ovation to David Letterman.

The annual Kennedy Center Honors are always a heartening reminder that amid the din of day-to-day pop culture, real and enduring artistic achievement is taking place, even if we forget to notice. But the 35th installment of the awards, which will be

CBS led in adults 18-49 (1.5 rating) and total viewers (8.3 million) on Wednesday night, thanks to a strong encore of Criminal Minds (1.7 adults) and the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors.

CBS's broadcast of the Kennedy Center Honors, a 35-year holiday tradition for the network, attracted more than eight million viewers on Wednesday, easily outdrawing its competitors for the night. The network noted that the awards telecast had its

Part of the fun of the annual Kennedy Center Honors telecast is the strange bedfellows nature of the high and pop culture recipients, all of whom are recognized for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. That is certainly the case with this year