Billy Crystal: The Tenth Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
A celebration of Billy Crystal, who has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer director and producer. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, the 90-minute special features tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Crystal’s friends and colleagues including Bob Costas, Robert DeNiro, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Jon Lovitz, Madeleine Peyroux, Rob Reiner, Martin Short, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams. The program will also include an assortment of classic film clips from Crystal’s career.
Airs Monday, November 12, 2007, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
George Jones III joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and volunteered to be a combat medic in Vietnam. Today, his work as a wood turner reminds him of the many second chances he's received throughout his life.