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2012 WHCA℠ DINNER NEWS

WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents’ Association℠ is pleased to announce that Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will headline the WHCA's 98th annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

"Jimmy's humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience," said Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association℠.  "We are thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner."

The WHCA℠ dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

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Only WHCA℠ members and their organizations are eligible to purchase tickets for the annual dinner. Please visit the MEMBERSHIP PAGE of our site to review eligibility requirements.

2012 WHCA℠ DINNER

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Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama
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PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REMARKS (2012)

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Watch President Obama's remarks at the 2012 Dinner or view the entire dinner program, including awards and scholarship presentations on the C-SPAN.ORG White House Correspondents' Association℠ Dinner hub.

Pre-dinner presentations and awards videos are available on C-SPAN's WHCA℠ page.

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Photos/Mike Theiler

Photo/Mike Theiler



SLIDESHOW: WHCA℠ 2012 DINNER

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LAUNCH THE 2012 SLIDESHOW

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C-SPAN's coverage included celebrity arrivals, the awards presentations, scholarships, and the after dinner speeches. Coverage begins about 6:30 Eastern and will run until about 11:15 pm.

MSNBC will be carrying dinner coverage on Saturday, beginning about 9:30 pm.

C-SPAN is also covering Friday's scholarship luncheon

http://www.c-span.org/Events/White-House-Correspondents-Association-Hosts-Scholarship-Lunch/10737430253/


Proceeds from the White House Correspondents’ Association℠ annual dinner go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists.

Auctions and raffles of WHCA℠ dinner tickets designed to raise money for other organizations or for commercial purposes are against the policy of the WHCA℠.

 

SLIDESHOW: WHCA℠ 2011 DINNER

Visit the 2011 SLIDESHOW PAGE for more party photos and links to both Flash and non-Flash slideshows featuring over 250 photographs of the April 30 event.

C-SPAN link

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C-SPAN streaming video is available in Flash and Real Video formats. DVDs of selected WHCA℠ dinner videos may be purchased online at CSPAN.ORG.

SLIDESHOW: WHCA℠ 2010 DINNER

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SLIDESHOW PAGE

Photos of the 2010 dinner by Paul Morse

Access a Flash slideshow features three hundred images from the 2010 WHCA℠ dinner. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award, or simply want to see who was there, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities.

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No Flash? No problem... If you are accessing this page on an iphone, ipod touch, ipad, or other non-flash enabled device, please use this link for the HTML VERSION OF OUR SLIDESHOW.

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TELEVISED COVERAGE
C-SPAN AND MSNBC televised this year's dinner.

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C-Span coverage began at 8pm Eastern, and included the LIVE coverage of the pre-dinner program, guest arrival from the red carpet area, and LIVE coverage of the after-dinner program.

C-SPAN streaming video remains available in Flash and Real Video formats. DVDs of selected videos may be purchased online at CSPAN.ORG.



SLIDESHOW - THE 2009 DINNER

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Our 2009 SLIDESHOW features the President and Mrs. Obama, WHCA℠ members, award winners, scholarship recipients, and some familiar faces from Washington and Hollywood. The slideshow contains more than 200 candid photographs of the reception and dinner ceremonies by photojournalist Brendan Smialowski. Flash player and a javascript-enabled browser required.

If you are accessing this site on an iphone or other non-flash enabled device, you can still see the party pictures. Use the HTML VERSION OF THE 2009 SLIDESHOW.

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2009 DINNER NEWS

2009 AWARD WINNERS


2009 WINNING ENTRIES

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THE 2009 DINNER VIDEO
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Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association℠ Annual Dinner. Michelle Obama presented youth scholarships and Brian Williams presented the White House Correspondents' Association℠ Awards to journalists. President Obama gave humorous remarks focusing on the members of his administration and his first 100 days in office. He was followed by comedienne Wanda Sykes who made humorous observations about the Obama administration and the political climate in Washington.

2008 DINNER NEWS

SLIDESHOW - THE 2008 DINNER 2008 slideshow

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

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THE 2008 DINNER VIDEO LINK

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C-SPAN televised the 2008 WHCA℠ event and is now hosting streaming video of the dinner on their web site in Flash and Real video formats.

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.

2007 DINNER NEWS

2007 DINNER REPORT

2007 AWARD WINNERS

2007 WINNING ENTRIES

2007 SCHOLARSHIPS

This FLASH SLIDESHOW features highlights from the 2007 WHCA℠ dinner. WATCH 2007 SLIDESHOW.

2006 DINNER NEWS

2006 DINNER REPORT

2006 AWARDS PRESS RELEASE

2006 SCHOLARSHIPS



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VIDEO ARCHIVE OF PAST WHCA℠ DINNERS
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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.


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