2015 WHCA DINNER The next WHCA dinner is scheduled for April 25, 2015. Save the date!
2014 WHCA DINNER NEWS
The White House Correspondents' Dinner took place on May 3, 2014, at the Washington Hilton. Joel McHale was the entertainer.
HISTORY GOES TO WASHINGTON
Network Partners With White House Correspondents' Association To Produce Video Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary; Participants include President Obama and President Clinton
New York, April 28, 2014 – HISTORY will unite with the White House Correspondents' Association to produce a special video commemorating the centennial celebration of the organization that represents the White House Press Corps. A screening of the video, created and produced by HISTORY, will be among the highlights of the evening during the WHCA's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, to be held on Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm.
The video chronicles the origin of the WHCA in 1914 and its evolution during the last 100 years. It will examine how today's journalists on this historic assignment share the spirit of the WHCA's earliest members, still tirelessly pushing for access to the President and members of the administration amid the challenges of a modern media landscape. The annual dinner, which dates back to 1921 and now itself merits extensive news coverage, is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady, as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Joel McHale, star of the NBC series Community, will be the entertainer headlining this year's event.
"I'm thrilled that A+E Networks and the History Channel have partnered with the WHCA to generously create and produce a very special video to mark our centennial celebration," WHCA President Steven Thomma said. "Our annual dinner always includes a lot of laughs and often features entertaining videos. But as we looked ahead to our 100th year, I wanted something different and couldn't think of a better partner than the History Channel to bring this vision to life. With our experience at the White House and their deep experience and creativity working with historical content, we've worked together to tell the story of the Association, including its regrettable chapters and its proud principles. The video will be a very special part of the dinner."
Interviews with President Obama, President Clinton, key historians, press secretaries such as Marlin Fitzwater, Mike McCurry, Dana Perino and the dinner's past and current celebrity hosts will demonstrate how the Association has expanded its activities since its inception. At the core of the WHCA, meanwhile, is the same commitment to maintaining independent news coverage of the President and to nurturing the next generation of journalistic excellence through its scholarship program.
"It's an honor for HISTORY to be able to work with the White House Correspondents' Association on this most significant project," said Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A+E Networks. "We often point out that history is in our DNA. But being entrusted to tell the official story of this celebrated organization, which itself has documented the country's great political stories of the past century, reaffirms that we've been doing our job well and that others have taken notice. We couldn't be more excited about forming this special partnership."
About White House Correspondents' Association?
The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration on coverage-related issues. A nine-member board of directors, elected by correspondents, addresses access to the chief executive; coverage arrangements; work space arrangements; logistics and costs for press travel to accompany a president on the road. The association also holds an annual dinner to raise money for WHCA Scholarships and honor the professional recipients of the WHCA's Journalism Awards. For more information, please visit http://www.whca.net
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks(R) is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the A&E(R), Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), Bio(R), H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime & Investigation Network(R), Military HISTORY(R), A&E IndieFilms(R), A+E Networks International(R), A+E Networks Digital(R) and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 350 million households in over 160 countries. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
This slideshow features hundreds of images from the 2014 WHCA℠ dinner by J.M.Eddins, Jr. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award or scholarship, or simply would like to see who was there, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities. Click the link above to go to the slideshow page, where you can launch the program or review selected images. To save images, simply click the photo and download it to your computer. A mobile (non_Flash) version is available for smartphone access.
C-SPAN's coverage included celebrity arrivals, the awards presentations, scholarships, and after dinner speeches, as well as historical information relevant to our centennial celebration. Coverage begins about 6:30 Eastern and will run until about 11:15 pm.
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.
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℠.
This slideshow features hundreds of images from the 2013 WHCA℠ dinner by Daniel P. Swartz. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award or scholarship, or simply would like to see who was there, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities. Click the link above to go to the slideshow page, where you can launch the program or review selected images. This slideshow requires Flash, but a mobile version is available for smartphone access.
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.
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℠.
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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TELEVISED COVERAGE C-SPAN AND MSNBC televised this year's dinner.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.