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2009 WHCA DINNER

On May 9th, the White House Correspondents' Association welcomed The President and Mrs. Obama at the Annual Dinner marking the Association's 95th year. Our FLASH SLIDESHOW offers more than 200 photographs of the reception and dinner.

2009 dinnerPhoto/ Brendan Smialowski

Photo/ Brendan Smialowski


Photo/ Brendan Smialowski

Photo/ Brendan Smialowski

Photo/ Brendan Smialowski

TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REMARKS

Read the full text of THE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS at the 2009 Dinner, or watch the presentation on C-SPAN.ORG.

Photo/ Brendan Smialowski


Photos/ Brendan Smialowski

NEXT YEAR'S DINNER: May 1, 2010


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

C-SPAN link

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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C-SPAN link
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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Clinton at dinner

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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