Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, The (television) Television special; a tribute to the Muppet creator. Aired on CBS on November 21, 1990. Directed by Don Mischer. 60 min. Stars Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles, John Denver, Steven Spielberg, Frank Oz. The special won an Emmy for Editing of a Miniseries or Special (Multi-Camera Production).