In Pictures: History of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2022-04-29 11:37:24

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US President George W. Bush, left, waves with Impressionist Steve Bridges at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006.

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Updated at 1637 GMT (0037 HKT) on Apr 29, 2022

US President George W. Bush, left, waves with Impressionist Steve Bridges at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006.

Roger L Wallenberg/Paul/Getty Images

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Back on Saturday night.

President Joe Biden He will speak at the annual event, It was started in 1921 by reporters covering the White House.

“Presidents have been attending since 1924—with one exception—to show mutual respect for the First Amendment,” Stephen Portnoy, president of the White House Correspondents Association and White House Correspondent for CBS News, told CBS News.

Donald Trump is the only president who has never attended while in office. But he attended in previous years as a guest.

The dinner is known for its laughs and hilarious moments. In recent years, they have introduced a speaker – usually a comedian – who roasts the commander-in-chief.

CNN will broadcast special coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner from 7-11 p.m. ET on Saturday night. It will be anchored by John Berman and Brianna Keeler in Washington, DC.

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