Washington, United States of America
NEA AWARD WINNERS MEET US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH.
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) meets with the recipients of the 2003
National Endowment for the Arts award, in the Oval Office of the White
House, November 12, 2003. Award winners with their gold medals are,
from left to right, Evan Andrew, Chairman of the Board of KLRU; George
Strait, country singer; Leonard Slatkin, Symphony Orchestra conductor
for the National Symphony Orchestra; Buddy Guy, blues musician; Suzanne
Farrell, dancer; President Bush; Beverly Clearly, children's book
author; Ron Howard, actor, director, writer, producer; Mac Christensen,
president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Rafe Esquith, arts educator,
fifth grade teacher; and Tommy Tune, Broadway director, actor.