Actress Anna Deavere Smith Should Visit The White House More Often

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actress best known for her role on The West Wing was presented with the 2012 National Humanities Medal by President Obama on Wednesday. They shared a moment, too.

The approach.

The embrace.

The lean-in.

The close-up.

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