The producer of a television show is stepping down after a 37-year run with the show.
George Stevens Jr. told the audience at Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony that this year’s event is his last, Variety reports. Stevens created the annual tribute to performing arts legends, which airs on CBS, and has produced both the event and the telecast since 1978.
Sunday’s event, hosted by Stephen Colbert, celebrated Tom Hanks, Al Green, Sting, Lily Tomlin and dancer Patricia McBride. According to Variety, Stevens said Kennedy Center Chairman Michael Rubenstein told him that the program needed a new producer.
Stevens is an 11-time Emmy winner and the founding director of the American Film Institute.
George Stevens Jr.