Watch: President Obama Presents Medal of Freedom to Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and 16 Others (LIVE)

PBS NewsHourPresident Barack Obama will present the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 journalists, artists, public servants and activists this afternoon.

Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will include legendary NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, actress Meryl Streep and composer Stephen Sondheim.

Watch the award presentations live via PBS at 2:15 p.m. ET.


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Here is he full list of this year’s Medal of Freedom recipients:

  • Alvin Ailey (posthumous)
  • Isabel Allende
  • Tom Brokaw
  • James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner (posthumous)
  • Mildred Dresselhaus
  • John Dingell
  • Ethel Kennedy
  • Suzan Harjo
  • Abner Mikva
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink
  • Edward Roybal (posthumous)
  • Charles Sifford
  • Robert Solow
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Meryl Streep
  • Marlo Thomas
  • Stevie Wonder