Steven Spielberg & Yogi Berra among those awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom today
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, singer-songwriter singer James Taylor, and singer-actress-director Barbara Streisand are among a list of 17 people to receive the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ today, the highest civilian honor in the US.
Barack Obama is presenting the awards during a ceremony at the White House.
Also on the list: Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, singer Gloria Estefan, her music producer husband Emilio Estefan, and baseball great Willie Mays.
(by the way, 13 of the 100 top-grossing films of all-time have been made by either Steven Spielberg or George Lucas)