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How to watch the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors on CBS without cable

The annual celebration of American culture took place last week and will air tonight on CBS. Here’s how cord cutters can live-stream the full broadcast.

How to watch the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors on CBS without cable
[Left to right] Kennedy Center Honor recipients Verdine White, Philip Bailey, and Ralph Johnson, original members of Earth, Wind & Fire. [Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images]
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For arts and entertainment connoisseurs, few events are more prestigious than the Kennedy Center Honors, which celebrate people and institutions that have made enduring contributions to American culture. This year, five honorees were named: Linda Ronstadt; Sally Field; Michael Tilson Thomas; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Sesame Street. You can check out some of the highlights from Washingtonian magazine here.

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The 2019 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony took place last week at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. LL Cool J, an honoree from 2017, hosted the event, which will air tonight (Sunday, December 15) on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

If you’re a cord cutter who wants to stream the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors on your computer or mobile device, you have a few options: The CBS website or mobile apps on iOS or Android let you watch CBS live, although you’ll need login credentials from a pay-TV provider.

If you don’t have those credentials, you can sign up for CBS All Access or a stand-alone streaming service. These services are easy to cancel, and you can usually get a week for free. Here’s a roundup of services that offer CBS:

Finally, I would be remiss in not mentioning that CBS is available for free if you have an over-the-air antenna. Remember those? It’s never too late to rediscover them. Either way, enjoy the show!

About the author

Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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