*Country legend Loretta Lynn comes to PBS tonight as its latest “American Masters” subject, and the hourlong special kicks off with footage of her Presidential Medal of Freedom moment in 2013.
The nation’s highest civilian award is given out annually to those who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Asked by EURweb about her experience at the White House, Lynn said she “really, really liked” the Obamas, but there were “other people” she met there that she didn’t like.
The Coal Miner’s Daughter from Butcher Hollow, Kentucky wouldn’t say who, or if it was one of her fellow 2013 Medal of Freedom recipients – which included Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and Gloria Steinem.
“American Masters — Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl,” premieres nationwide Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Women’s History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of the American Masters.
The documentary includes unprecedented access to Lynn and her archives, never-before-seen home movies, performances and photos, as well as interviews with her family, friends and fellow musicians, including Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Sissy Spacek, Bill Anderson and producer John Carter Cash.
Watch the trailer below: