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2009 dinner

2010 WHCA DINNER

Contact: Julie Whiston
Executive Director
WHCA
202-266-7453

(Jan. 22, 2010) -- Seventeen Washington, D.C. students will receive $132,000 in college scholarships from the White House Correspondents' Association to pursue careers in journalism.

The winners will be introduced at the association's May 1 fundraising dinner, where entertainer Jay Leno will be a featured speaker.

And for the first time in its 96-year history, the association is taking action to reduce the carbon impact of its annual black-tie gala; these actions include using as much as possible renewable energy for the event, paper products, supplies and services that reduce the threat of global warming, deforestation, toxic wastes, hazardous chemicals and species extinction.

"This will be the most eco-friendly dinner ever hosted by the association,'' said Edwin Chen, the group's president and a Bloomberg News White House correspondent.

"And we encourage our members and guests to join in that effort, such as by car-pooling, using hybrid vehicles and, for long-distance travelers to Washington, buying carbon-offsets,'' Chen said.

The association also will announce at the dinner, to be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel, this year's winners of the Edgar A. Poe, the Merriman Smith and the Aldo Beckman awards, three of journalism's most prestigious prizes.

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Photo/Paul Morse


Photo/Paul Morse


Photo/Paul Morse

Photo/Paul Morse

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S REMARKS

Watch President Obama's and Jay Leno's remarks at the 2010 Dinner (click the link below), or view the entire dinner, including awards and scholarship presentations on the C-SPAN.ORG White House Correspondents' Association Dinner hub.



VIEW THIS YEAR'S SLIDESHOW containing approximately 300 photos of the 2010 dinner...


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Photo/Paul Morse

WHCA 2011 DINNER
Save the date! The next WHCA dinner is scheduled for April 30, 2011.

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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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

C-SPAN link

THE 2009 DINNER VIDEO
CSPAN link

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



C-SPAN link

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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