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White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama held a Rose Garden press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, but Washington was really focused on a different event. One that journalists, Washington's political elite, and general star-gazers look forward to all year: the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

Outside of a White House State Dinner, which is limited to far fewer people, the Correspondents' dinner is the biggest social event of the year in the nation's capital.

This year CBN News is excited to announce our special guests include Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Burpo family: Todd, Sonja and Colton of Heaven Is For Real Ministries and the subjects of the current hit movie "Heaven Is For Real."

This year marks 100 years since the founding of the White House Correspondents' Association and while reporters in 1914 had a lot more access to the president than the press corps does today, the association is constantly fighting for greater access to the commander- in- chief.

History Channel has chronicled our history in a video that will be shown at the dinner. One thing you may not realize is funds raised by ticket sales to the dinner allow the association to offer scholarships to deserving journalism students.

If you care to watch, C-SPAN is airing the festivities live Saturday night.

Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Friday, May 02, 2014 4:26 PM

Comments on this post

# RE: White House Correspondents' Dinner

Tell us why the main stream media is not covering all the news being made. They pick and choose what they want to report. They only want to report on things that are spectacular. We still don't know what happened to the four dead Americans in Benghazi. I am sure that their families want to know.
Left by KellieC on May 02, 2014 9:30 PM

# RE: White House Correspondents' Dinner

Nice--One big paragraph. Good job Jenny and John.
Left by Dutch CRC on May 03, 2014 5:57 PM