President Obama named Vin Scully one of 21 new recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, often described as the country's top civilian Honor. This year's list is heavy on entertainment and sports figures and on Angelenos.
Other winners in this year's announcement include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Gehry, Bill and Melinda Gates, Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Maya Lin, Diana Ross, Ellen De Generes, Cicely Tyson, Robert DeNiro. Michael Jordan and Lorne Michaels.
But it was Scully's call that the White House set up and recorded. Press Secretary Josh Earnest does the honors.
The medals will be handed out Nov. 22.