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Paul McCartney In Performance At The White House: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Airs Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Paul McCartney upon receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

"Paul McCartney In Performance At The White House: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song" is a PBS music special in the White House East Room that WETA will produce in association with the Library of Congress, and the show's creators Peter Kaminsky, Bob Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, Cappy McGarr and Dalton Delan.

Stevie Wonder performs, with Paul McCartney looking on, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney, recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.
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Above: Stevie Wonder performs, with Paul McCartney looking on, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney, recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

President and Mrs. Obama will host a concert on June 2, 2010 in honor of musician Sir Paul McCartney’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event in the White House East Room will include performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Lang Lang and Jack White, with remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.

President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during the event. The music special, part of the "In Performance At The White House" series, will feature the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

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Video Excerpt: Paul McCartney In Performance At The White House

Above: The President hails Paul McCartney's contribution to popular music and song during a ceremony to present the singer with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

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