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Ernie Banks

Let's Play Two! What We Can Learn from Ernie Banks |&nbspKen Reed

And who better to look to for guidance when in need of an attitude adjustment than Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub himself? Ernie Banks is a Hall-of-Fame baseball player who's also known for making a difference through his approach to life. In the spirit of the recently deceased Pete Seeger...

Talk About An Error! We Put 'Mr. Cub' On The White Sox! : The Two-Way : NPR

Ernie Banks, of THE CHICAGO CUBS, back in his playing days. Ernie Banks, of THE CHICAGO CUBS, back in his playing days. The words were barely out of our friend Ari Shapiro's mouth just after 7:30 a.m. ET this morning when the phones started ringing and emails started arriving. ...

President Obama honors Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey with Presidential Medal of Freedom

23, 1963, AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY The Presidential Medal of Freedom is seen on baseball Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 20. Obama noted that TV queen Oprah Winfrey was urged to change her name to “Susie” when she was ...

Chicago Cubs honor Ernie Banks' recent Medal of Freedom award from President Obama

August 13, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- On Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs will honor former teammate Ernie Banks for his recent honor of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. The Medal of Freedom is the highest honor awarded to civilians, and is given to those who ...

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House : The Two-Way : NPR

The 42nd president, Bill Clinton, joined Chicago Cubs hall of famer Ernie Banks, singer Loretta Lynn, media mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey and 12 others being honored. It was the 50th anniversary of the award's creation. According to the White House, "more than 500 exceptional ...

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey to receive Medal of Freedom from President Obama

Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Bradlee, Gloria Steinem, Ernie Banks, Loretta Lynn and Sally Ride are among Americans who will receive the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Obama. Former President Bill Clinton will receive the Medal ...

Ernie Banks, Bill Clinton and 14 others to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Chicago Cubs may not have won a World Series in more than 100 years, but within a week, President Barack Obama will be honoring “Mr. Cub,” Ernie Banks, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Banks and 15 other recipients, including media mogul and talk show personality Oprah ...

Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks, Oprah among Medal of Freedom honorees

UPI/Brian Kersey WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ernie Banks and Gloria Steinem are among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Thursday. President Obama named the group that will receive the nation's highest civilian ...

Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom-- Photos

Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Baseball Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks, who hit more than 500 home runs and played 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, was moved by the act of receiving the award. Larry Downing/Reuters Mr. Obama secured a President Medal of Freedom around ...

President Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among Medal of Freedom recipients

Ernie Banks, baseball player who hit more than 500 home runs and played 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs. —Bayard Rustin, civil and gay rights activist and adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. Rustin will receive the award posthumously. —Daniel Kahneman, psychologist who won the Nobel ...

Obama gushes over Bill Clinton at awards ceremony

Clinton was joined by talk diva Oprah Winfrey, Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks, country singer, Loretta Lynn, and other notables in receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor. Clinton smiled broadly at the event, and chatted with fellow honoree, former Washington Post editor Ben ...

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy

Obama gave the medal to Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks, Oprah Winfrey and former President Clinton, among others. "I hope we carry away from this a reminder of what JFK understood to be the essence of the American spirit — that it's represented here," Obama said. "And some of us may be ...

UPDATE 2-Obama, Clintons honor President Kennedy 50 years after assassination

" Those who had the Medal of Freedom medal draped around their necks by Obama included a wide range of American success stories, from TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey to former Chicago Cubs baseball star Ernie Banks, country singer Loretta Lynn and former Washington Post editor Ben ...

Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

Ernie Banks, now 82, played for 19 years with the Chicago Cubs, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility. Known as “Mr. Cub,” his enthusiasm was so contagious that fans often overlooked his team’s lackluster performance. His cry, “Let’s play ...

Obama honors JFK's legacy 50 years after his assassination

Mr. Obama will honor Ernie Banks, a Hall of Fame former Chicago Cubs player; Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post when they broke news of the Watergate scandal; former President Bill Clinton; Daniel Inouye, the late Hawaii senator and first Japanese-American to serve ...

Bill Clinton, Winfrey among Medal of Freedom winners

Others who will receive the medal include Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of Watergate; Gloria Steinem, the prominent feminist and writer; Ernie Banks, who hit more than 500 home runs in 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs ; ...

The Saturday Ticker: Business Politics, Morning Baseball, Jazzy Weather

“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks is among the guests. “AMHQ with Sam Champion ” hits the road next week as well, broadcasting from the New Orleans Jazz festival starting Thursday. The following week the show will travel to Moore, OK, the site of the devastating tornado that struck in May 2013...

Wrigley Field painting to be unveiled

Patrick Kinkade, brother of the late Thomas Kinkade, and Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be joined by local gallery owners and art collectors for the event. Thomas Kinkade Studios was commissioned by Major League Baseball to paint the rendering of Wrigley Field on Opening Day in the ...

WASHINGTON: White House honors jazz great Arturo Sandoval, others

“Some of us may be less talented, but we all have the opportunity to serve and to open people’s hearts and minds in our smaller orbits.” Others honored Wednesday: former Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks, known as “Mr. Cub;” former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee; the late Sen. Daniel ...

Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and others

The president said Bradlee’s Post, which brought down president Richard Nixon, was a reminder “that our freedom as a nation rests on our freedom of the press.” Also honored on Wednesday were Chicago Cubs baseball legend Ernie Banks, late former Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye, Nobel ...

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