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What to Watch on Tuesday: Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J among Kennedy Center honorees

Rob Reiner pays tribute to TV producer Norman Lear during the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors show. The program also pays tribute to Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan and Carmen de Lavallade.
Rob Reiner pays tribute to TV producer Norman Lear during the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors show. The program also pays tribute to Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan and Carmen de Lavallade. CBS

Kennedy Center Honors (9 p.m., CBS) – Always a great night of television, this 40th annual celebration honors Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan and Carmen de Lavallade.

Also on tonight . . .

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (8 p.m., ABC) – Charlie Brown rings in the new year reading Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” at a party in this 1986 special.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (9 p.m., ABC) – Red Skelton narrates this 1976 special in which Rudolph goes on a special mission for Santa.

All the Best, All the Worst 2017 (9 p.m., CNN) – The title pretty much says it all.

The Joker’s Wild (10 p.m., TBS) – Snoop and Wiz Khalifa read Dr. Seuss, and Snoop and Method Mann do ’80s Karaoke.

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