Sally Field, 'Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy Center award

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2010 file photo, characters from Sesame Street Live appear on the street by Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the live touring stage shows based on the PBS television series in New York. From left are Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster (foreground), Abby Cadabby, and Zoe. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013 file photo, American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Earth, Wind and Fire performs on stage at the Verizon Center on in Washington. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas of the San Francisco Symphony is shown during an interview in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the band Earth, Wind and Fire.

The co-founders of "Sesame Street," Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, will accept the award on behalf of the show.

The 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala will be held Dec. 7. The presenters and performers are usually kept secret from the honorees until the show.

The event will be broadcast on CBS on Dec. 15.

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