Stephen Colbert Returns To Host "The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors"

Learn about the star-studded evening that will celebrate the most deserving Honorees around.

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, will return a second time to host The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors—a CBS star-studded celebration that will broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Taking place on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson will all be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world.

The Honors recipients will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts—whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures, or television—and are selected by the Center's Board of Trustees. As you'll see when you tune in, there's no doubt these individuals deserve every bit of recognition.

Which other two well-known people will be gracing us with their presence?

Oh, you know—just the President and Mrs. Obama—who will sit with the Honorees as they accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes. Prior to the gala performance taping on Sunday, Dec. 6, the Obamas will also receive the Honorees, members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, and the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House.

The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala will conclude with a celebratory supper dance in the Grand Foyer.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are executive producers of the special. White Cherry Entertainment is well known for producing the award-winning Tony Awards for the last 13 consecutive years, and also for producing the Emmy Awards, NFL Opening Kickoff and Super Bowl Halftime Shows, the Democratic National Convention, Presidential Inaugural Galas, and many others.

Be sure to watch The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors when it airs on Tuesday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.