Great speech from President Obama, quoting Emily Dickinson ("I dwell in possibility") and Walt Whitman. Intelligent and heartfelt, with due recognition of the role of the Arts and Humanities in forging a nation's soul. (Compare & contrast with the UK.)
Al Pacino is there, as is Rita Dove (don't mention Helen Vendler), and many others.
Mr Ashbery is called around 15:28. Hoorah!