Addressing Congress, Lin-Manuel Miranda thanks "countless other immigrants" - CBS News

CBS News| Tue Sep 12 20:00:37 EDT 2017
Award-winning actor, playwright, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known for his hit rap and hip-hop musical "Hamilton," received the 2017 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) Tuesday evening. After being praised for his work in history and the arts by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska), Miranda thanked immigrants for their contributions to the United States. "Without humanities and arts programs, I wouldn't be standing here," Miranda said. "And without Alexander Hamilton and the countless other immigrants who built this country, it's very probable that very few of us would be here either." CBS This Morning..

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