NBA legend Michael Jordan receives his medal.
President Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.
Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wipes away tears as her citation is read before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Former Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar receives his medal from the president.
Medal recipient Diana Ross with the president.
Longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully receives his honor.
Obama presents architect and artist Maya Lin with her medal.
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates are honored for their philanthropic work.
Actress Cicely Tyson is honored.
Architect Frank Gehry receives his medal.
Obama presents the medal to actor Robert Redford.