Presidential Medal of Freedom

In a ceremony in the East Room, President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gary S. Becker for his work in economics and… read more

In a ceremony in the East Room, President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gary S. Becker for his work in economics and social science; Oscar Elias Biscet for his work on behalf of a free Cuba in which the rights of all people are respected; Francis S. Collins for genetic research and leadership in the Human Genome Project; Benjamin L. Hooks as a pioneer of the Civil Rights movement, and efforts to extend the full promise of America to all its citizens;

Henry J. Hyde for his career in the House of Representatives and advocacy in behalf of national defense and for freedom around the world; Brian P. Lamb for his dedication to a transparent political system and the free flow of ideas; Harper Lee for her contribution to America’s literary tradition and the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, which helped focus the Nation on the turbulent struggle for equality; and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her unwavering commitment to building a more hopeful future for her homeland, as well as expand freedom and improve the lives of people in Liberia and across Africa. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
202033-1
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White House Event
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Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 5, 2007

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  • Nov 05, 2007 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 2007 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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