White House Honors Former Beatle

Thursday, June 03, 2010

President Barack Obama presents Paul McCartney with the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House in Washington, DC on June 2, 2010. (Getty)

Last night, The President and First Lady Obama made the White House’s East Room center stage for a star-studded performance, in tribute to Paul McCartney.

 

The former Beatle joins Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder as the third recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  
Joining us with more is Julie Mason, the White House Correspondent for the Washignton Examiner who was present for the event.  

 

The former Beatle joins Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder as the third recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  The purpose of the prize is to “honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation,” 

For more on the event we speak with Julie Mason, White House Correspondent for the Washignton Examiner. 

 

 

Guests:

Julie Mason

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Larry Dickman

Did he sing Lady Obama?

Jan. 08 2011 10:16 PM

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