Season 19, Episode 2 Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

First Aired: May 28, 2013

President Obama presents Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at this White House fete, which features performances by the honoree as well as James Taylor, Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Emeli Sandé and Jesse McCartney. King cowrote such 1960s classics as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday"; and, in 1971, released the iconic "Tapestry" album, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide in the years since.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: An occasional series featuring concerts from the nation's capital that, over the years, has showcased performers as diverse as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elvis Costello and Steve Martin. As Nancy Reagan noted in the first program, `With the participation of publ… (more)

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