U.S. President Barack Obama meets with 2016 American Nobel Prize winners, hails them as crucial to ''American progress.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Obama hosted the 2016 American Nobel Prize winners at the White House on Wednesday to thank them for their contributions to science and economics. Among the winners hosted at the meet-and-greet with the President was Oliver Hart, winner of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University was also at the Oval Office meeting. "I've spent a lot of time promoting science and trying to encourage young people to get involved in those disciplines that have driven American innovation, as well as American progress... one of the best ways to do that is to recognize the achievements of some Americans who have received an extraordinary honor," Obama said. Bob Dylan, winner of The Nobel Prize in Literature, was not present at the gathering.