The first physician who treated President John F. Kennedy after he was fatally shot; former chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington and UT Southwestern Medical Center
Retired chair of surgery at New York University; created techniques that paved the way for modern cardiac surgery. He also is a former president of the American College of Surgeons and a recipient of the Navy's Legion of Merit
UNT alum Don Henley and the Eagles are 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees, given to those who have exemplary lifetime achievements in the performing arts. The Eagles will be honored Dec. 6 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the ceremony will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 29.
Author; wrote Lonesome Dove, which won a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other bestsellers including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment; co-wrote the screen adaptation of Brokeback Mountain for which he shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Television journalist; former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; former press secretary for President Lyndon Baines Johnson