From December 7, 1986. Walter Cronkite is host. Honoring Lucille Ball are Walter Matthau, Robert Stack, Bea Arthur, Valerie Harper, Pam Dawber, President Ronald Reagain, and a statement from Desi Arnaz, who had died of cancer only five days earlier. In Part 1, Walter Cronkite introduces the honorees and shows a recap of their evening at the White House being hosted by Ronald Reagan. The links to parts 2 and 3 are as follows: PART 2: youtube.com PART 3: youtube.com “I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t had this thing to keep me occupied. Desi died and my show got canceled. If I hadn’t had this, if I hadn’t this reassurance that I was still wanted, I don’t think that I could have gone on.” — Lucille Ball, speaking about the Kennedy Center Honors.
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