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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012
Video scenes of the ceremony for the 1996 National Medal of Arts and the 1996 National Humanities Medal / Charles Frankel Prize, presented by President Bill Clinton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 9, 1997. Also scenes of the awards dinner at The White House that evening.
National Humanities Medal recipients: Rita Dove, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Kemmis, Arturo Madrid and Bill Moyers.
National Medal of Arts recipients: Edward Albee, Sarah Caldwell, Harry Callahan, Zelda Fichandler, Eduardo Guerrero, Lionel Hampton, Bella Lewitzky, Vera List, Robert Redford, Maurice Sendak, Stephen Sondheim, and the Boys Choir of Harlem.
Also to be seen, among others: Sheldon Hackney, Jane Alexander, Rob Reiner, Marjorie Billington, Judith Moyers, Paddy Bowman, Jennifer Rutland, Jennifer Holliday.