WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Nobel prize winners, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to, among others, Chicago’s political and civic legend, Abner Mikva – five-term Congressman; Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; White House Counsel for former President Bill Clinton; law professor at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.
Others to be awarded medals on Monday, besides Mikva:
Alvin Ailey (posthumous)
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner (posthumous)
Suzan HarjoPatsy Takemoto Mink
Below, from the White House…
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will meet with Nobel Laureates in the Oval Office. This is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.
Following this, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will present nineteen recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.The Vice President and the First Lady will also attend. The ceremony is open to pre-credentialed media.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: New York Daily News
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Nobel Laureates
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch
Private Dining Room
1:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew
2:15PM THE PRESIDENT honors recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony; THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY also attend
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (Pre-set 11:45AM – Final Gather at 1:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest