November 24, 2014 2:27 PM EST

President Barack Obama is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people on Monday, including Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Stephen Sondheim. It’s the country’s highest civilian honor. Watch the ceremony above live.

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