Roger Catlin

This year's event, hosted by David Letterman, also honored Lorne Michaels, Berry Gordy, and Justino Díaz.
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The rescheduled ceremony also paid tribute to Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, and Midori
He topped the usually staid Washington D.C. event on Wednesday night his own way, with a surprising, freewheeling 16-song finale that largely celebrated the musical inspirations he had, growing up in Oklahoma.
Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sesame Street received high praise during annual awards ceremony