08.04.2020

CBS to air John Lewis tribute with Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt on Aug 4

CBS to air John Lewis tribute with Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt on Aug 4 Photo: Riccardo S. Savi for U.S. Postal Service (Getty Images)

Congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis died on July 17, and while Marco Rubio already shared a pretty crappy tribute on social media, CBS has decided to do something a little better (hopefully) by enlisting multiple famous people and taking over multiple ViacomCBS networks for an hourlong special called John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero. This comes from Variety, which says the special will air on CBS, OWN, BET, MTV, and the Smithsonian network (which really needs a three-letter acronym) on August 4. It will be hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gayle King, and Brad Pitt, with “musical performances, interviews, and inspirational conversations about Lewis’ life and legacy” from people like Jon Batiste, Yolanda Adams, Common, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Trevor Noah, Billy Porter, and Wynonna.

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