Arts and Humanities Medals

President Bush and the first lady presented the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals at a ceremony in the East Room… read more

President Bush and the first lady presented the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. 

Medals were given to Olivia de Havilland, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ford’s Theater Society, Hank Jones, Stan Lee, Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Jesus Moroles, the Presser Foundation, the Sherman Brothers, Gabor Boritt, Richard Brookhiser, Harold Holzer, Myron Magnet, Albert Marrin, Milton Rosenberg, Thomas and Jordan Saunders, Robert H. Smith, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

In a surprise announcement at the ceremony, President Bush announced the award of five Presidential Citizens Medals to NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Bruce Cole, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Chair Adair Margo, and Anne-Imelda M. Radice and Robert S. Martin, the current and former directors of the Institute for Museum and Library Services. close

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

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Program ID:
282438-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 17, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2008

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  • Nov 17, 2008 | 3:12pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 17, 2008 | 7:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 18, 2008 | 6:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2008 | 5:22am EST | C-SPAN 2
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