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

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 […]

President Obama pays tribute to Dean Smith

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

President Barack Obama added his tribute to the many who honored Dean Smith, the legendary former North Carolina coach who died Saturday night at the age of 83. Obama, who had presented Smith’s family with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the fall of 2013, praised Smith, as so many others did, for his contributions […]

RIP Charlie Sifford, Golf Pioneer

3 weeks 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

Herb Alpert: In the Mood for Excellence

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

While he has been bestowed endless awards--nine Grammys, a presidential Medal of the Arts, enshrined in the Rock Hall of Fame--and has sold over 72 million records, m: Herb Alpert is a trumpet player at heart and an artist in his soul. What emanates from that trumpet and its player's mind...

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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

Commemorate a presidency of unrivaled legacy with this unique product that includes an uncirculated quality Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin and an Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and […]

Herbert Hoover 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

  This unique coin and medal set includes an uncirculated quality Herbert Hoover $1 Coin and a Lou Hoover Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information […]

Fort Hood Shooting Victims Just a Signature Away From Purple Heart Medals

Victims of the Fort Hood shooting rampage of Major Nidal Hasan are just a presidential signature away from being eligible to receive the award of the Purple Heart for injuries or deaths sustained in the attack. A provision for awarding...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

3 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

3 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 [...]

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