Steven Spielberg to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Another honour is set to come to Steven Spielberg.  Variety tell us:

Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria Estefan and James Taylor are among the recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be presented at the White House by President Obama on Nov. 24.

Other recipients include veterans activist Bonnie Carroll, music producer Emilio Estefan, former Rep. Lee Hamilton, NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson, baseball legend Willie Mays, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), conductor Itzhak Perlman and former EPA administrator William Ruckelshaus. Posthumous honors will go to Yogi Berra; Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress; Indian treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr. and human rights leader Minoru Yasui.

The Medal of Freedom is the White House’s highest civilian honor.

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