Nightly News   |  August 08, 2013

Oprah, Clinton and 14 others earn Presidential Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton were two of the 16 distinguished Americans named as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> it's this country's highest civilian honor. today president obama names scene distinguished americans, recipients of the presidential medal of freedom . among them, bill clinton and oprah winfrey . the late sally ride who was the first american female astronaut in space. the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. country music legend loretta lynn , ben bradley , former executive editor of the " washington post " and baseball great ernie banks .