Oprah Among 4 Blacks to Receive Medal of Freedom

Other recipients who will be honored later this year are former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks and civil rights activists Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian and Bayard Rustin, posthumously. 

Oprah arrives at the premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler in New York. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Oprah arrives at the premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler in New York. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of the world’s most successful broadcast journalists. She is best known for creating The Oprah Winfrey Show, which became the highest rated talk show in America for 25 years. Ms. Winfrey has long been active in philanthropic causes and expanding opportunities for young women. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

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