Roger Catlin

This year's event, hosted by David Letterman, also honored Lorne Michaels, Berry Gordy, and Justino Díaz.
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