Word on the Hill: Celebrities in Town for Medal of Freedom
Long list of recipients for Obama's final ceremony
President Barack Obama’s final Medal of Freedom ceremony of his presidency is today at 3 p.m. in the White House’s East Room.
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You can watch the ceremony in real time on the White House’s live-stream.
Here’s who’s being honored this year:
Activist and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Native-American advocate Elouise Cobell (posthumous)
Comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres
Actor Robert De Niro
Physicist Richard Garwin
Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates
Architect Frank Gehry
Computer scientist Margaret H. Hamilton
Actor Tom Hanks
Groundbreaking computer programmer Rear Adm. Grace Hopper (posthumous)
NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan
Vietnam Veterans Memorial architect Maya Lin
“Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels
Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow
Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron
Actor Robert Redford
Singer Diana Ross
Sports broadcaster Vin Scully
Singer Bruce Springsteen
Actress Cicely Tyson
D.C. cultural event of the day
Musician Carlos Vives will be honored by the Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon. (Residence, 1520 20th St. NW, 6 p.m.)
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