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A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti potential candidates for the Presidential Medal of Freedom

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

A.J. Foyt at the Motor Trend 500 in 1969. All images courtesy Ford Motorsports History. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the paths of racing greats A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti crossed for the first time, but it was the 1967 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that first saw the men go […]

RIP Charlie Sifford, Golf Pioneer

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

CHARLIE SIFFORD, THE MAN WHO BROKE the color barrier on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died on Tuesday night. He was 92. "I just wanted to play, and they couldn’t stop me, that’s all," Sifford said a few years ago. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Charlie Sifford

So soon after the World Golf Hall of Famer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Reactions to the death of Ernie Banks

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The Chicago Cubs confirmed Friday night that Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83, eliciting an outpour of appreciation for the Cubs legend. Banks, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, would’ve turned 84 on Jan. 31. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago […]

Peggy Charren, Children’s TV Crusader, Dies at 86

Ms. Charren, whose work ultimately led to the Children’s Television Act, received a Peabody Award for public service and, later, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Peggy Charren Dead: Relentless Advocate Helped Revolutionize The Kids TV Industry

Peggy Charren, a children’s TV advocate who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her role in bringing monumental changes to programming for young viewers, died Thursday at her home in the Boston suburb of Dedham. She was 86. Show More Summary

Behind The Scenes At The Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

On November 24th, AOL’s own Marlo Thomas was awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal Of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House, hosted by President Barack Obama. One of 19 recipients of this year’s medal...Show More Summary

Toni Morrison Already Wrote the Best Book of 2015

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Toni Morrison doesn't need to write another book. She's published 1o celebrated fiction titles and won nearly every award there is to win as an author (a Nobel, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom are among her honors). But, no matter! Toni Morrison is pulling a Toni Morrison—again. Show More Summary

Why no mention of Roybal as a presidential honoree?

To the editor: Much to my dismay, the article omitted mention of Edward Roybal as one of the 18 people awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama on Monday. ("Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others," Nov. 24)

Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.

Sports of The Times: Charlie Sifford Is Given the Presidential Medal of Freedom

4 months agoSports / Golf : On Par

Charlie Sifford, who in 1961 became the first African-American to join the PGA Tour, on Monday was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor by President Obama.

President Obama Hilariously Professes His Love For Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is the queen of award season in Hollywood, and now she's receiving special honors in Washington DC, too. On Monday, the actress was one of the 19 Americans presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given to those who made remarkable contributions to the country in their particular field. Show More Summary

Charlie Sifford receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil rights trailblazer Charlie Sifford joins Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers ever to receive this nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Charlie Sifford, a former caddie who broke the...Show More Summary

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Given To Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, More

The Presidential Medal of Freedom was given out by President Barack Obama to 18 recipients, and it sort of opened up the Thanksgiving holiday week. Obama said that the recipients this year made the world so much wiser, stronger, more beautiful, and more humane. Show More Summary

Meryl Streep Receives Medal of Freedom From President Obama - the Nation's Highest Civilian Honor!

President Barack Obama puts the Presidential Medal of Freedom on award winning actress Meryl Streep during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday (November 24) in Washington, DC. The 65-year-old actress was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor alongside others including Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw. The evening before, Meryl [...]

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

First Draft Focus: Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people on Monday.

Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama recognized 18 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, including Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Meryl Streep, in a warm and at times lighthearted ceremony Monday.

President Obama’s celeb crush: Meryl Streep

President Obama doled out some pretty serious bling today when he bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 18 recipients, including Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). But POTUS revealed that he’s partial to one of the awardees. When it came time to give actress Meryl Streep her award, he got a little fan-boyish. […]

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