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Hearing from the Kennedy Center Honorees

The 2009 Kennedy Center Honorees share their thoughts on being recognized at the White House.

It's not every day, even around here, that such renowned personalities visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On Sunday, the President and First Lady hosted a reception for this year's Kennedy Center Honorees: Dave Brubeck, Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry, Robert DeNiro, and Bruce Springsteen. Together, they represent a remarkable spectrum of talent and accomplishments. We were able to grab a few moments with them to hear how it feels to be honored for their lifetime accomplishments. And we are reminded, that while Barack Obama may be the President, there's only one Boss. 



The 2009 Kennedy Center Honorees

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Kennedy Center Honorees in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2009. From left; First Lady Michelle Obama, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert DeNiro, Bruce Springsteen, and President Barack Obama. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) December 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)