Oprah Winfrey to get top US honour
Published 08/08/2013 | 20:32
They will join 14 other recipients, including activist Gloria Steinem and former senator Richard Lugar. Also being honoured is Ben Bradlee, the editor who oversaw Washington Post coverage of Watergate.
President John F Kennedy created the medal of freedom in an executive order signed 50 years ago. The White House says more than 500 people have been honoured.