Next year's WHCA Dinner will take place on May 9th. Mark your calendar and save the date!
Photo/Doug Mills, New York Times. President Bush conducts the Marine Corps band at the 2008 White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
SLIDESHOW - THE 2008 DINNER This FLASH SLIDESHOW features hundreds of images from the 2008 WHCA dinner. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award, or simply want to see who was there and who they were with, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities. WATCH THE 2008 SLIDESHOW
THE 2008 DINNER VIDEO LINK
C-SPAN televised the WHCA event and is now hosting streaming video of the dinner on their web site in Flash and Real video formats. A DVD of the video is available for $24.95 on CSPAN.ORG.
At the annual dinner, the White House Correspondents’ Association presented awards to journalists. President Bush made humorous after-dinner remarks in his last speech to the organization. He also made a point of leading the band in playing “Stars and Stripes Forever." The President was followed by comedian Craig Ferguson who made humorous observations about life in the U.S. as a new citizen.
Guest arrivals and the presentation of awards were shown prior to the keynote speeches.
C-SPAN.ORG is hosting a VIDEO ARCHIVE of past WHCA dinners dating back to the 90s. Their coverage includes guests' arrivals, as well as the President's speech, awards presentations, scholarships, and entertainment.