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Cable news outlet CNN is continuing to attempt to change up its programming under new management, including new CNN CEO Chris Licht, who took over the network last year.
It was announced on Thursday that CNN has obtained the rights to exclusively air the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The event has in the past aired on PBS and has for 20 years.
This year, CNN will air the ceremony on March 26 at 8 p.m. ET. It will not be live, as the event will take place a week earlier, on March 19.
This year's event will honor comedy legend Adam Sandler, and is expected to feature Jennifer Aniston, Judd Apatow, Drew Barrymore, Steve Buscemi, Conan O'Brien, Chris Rock, and David Spade, among many others.
In a statement announcing the programming decision, Licht stated "the Mark Twain Prize ceremony is one of the most uplifting, entertaining events of the year, and I am thrilled CNN is partnering with the Kennedy Center to broadcast it to our global audience. Humor has an amazing capacity to unite people, and for more than two decades, The Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize has honored those who do it best. I look forward to sharing this evening of laughter and celebration with our viewers."
Licht has experience in the world of humor, as he recently served as showrunner for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
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