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Norman Rockwell Wins Medal of Freedom





On this day in 1977, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, was bestowed on 83-year-old Norman Rockwell. The country's best-known illustrator had lived in the western Massachusetts town of Stockbridge since 1953. He produced some of his most enduring — and most controversial —work there in a small studio...

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