NBC isn’t doing much to promote it, but right after President Obama’s speech tonight, there’s a great hour long music special with the other four living prezzes: two Bushes, Clinton, and Carter.
Since there have been no promos it’s hard to know who made the final cut. But my guess is you’ll see Sam Moore and Cee Lo Green singing a medley of Sam’s “Hold On I’m Coming” and “Soul Man.” There’s also Mavis Staples with Jonny Lang on “Gotta Serve Somebody.” Reba McEntire does a lot of the hosting and sings, as do Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, and Kid Rock. They may even include speeches by Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Bush 43.
The show was produced at the Kennedy Center by George Stevens Jr and his son Michael Stevens with talent coordination by Danette Herman, who also works on the Oscars and the Emmys. George Bush 41 was honored for his Points of Light organization, which is underwritten by Sheikh Al-Thani of Qatar, Philip Morris, Texan big oil companies, the Carlyle Group.
What a night!