White House 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony Video Feb. 15, 2011

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Watch the White House 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony video on Tues. Feb. 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. ET. President Barack Obama will award the recipients in the East Room. First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend. Watch live stream video online below at that time. Thereafter full replay video, transcript text and photos will be posted.

UPDATE: Full video and transcript are below.

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Click here to read the full transcript text.


The live web-feed video above; it is also on the WhiteHouse.gov for mobile viewing or via the White House iPhone app — a free download. It will also be streamed on CNN Live.

There are 15 honorees: President George H. W. Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Congressman John Lewis, John H. Adams, Maya Angelou­­, Warren Buffett, Jasper Johns, Gerda Weissmann Klein, Dr. Tom Little (Posthumous), Yo-Yo Ma, Sylvia Mendez, Stan Musial, Bill Russell, Jean Kennedy Smith and John J. Sweeney.

In a statement, President Obama said of the recipients, ” These outstanding honorees come from a broad range of backgrounds and they’ve excelled in a broad range of fields, but all of them have lived extraordinary lives that have inspired us, enriched our culture, and made our country and our world a better place…I look forward to awarding them this honor next year.”

Click here for the full list, with citation and biography of the 2010 Medal of Freedom recipients.

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A video interview with honoree Maya Angelou is below.

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White House 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony Video Feb. 15, 2011

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