The White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2022: How to watch it, and what to know 2022-04-30 07:14:07


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The annual White House Correspondents Association dinner is back after a two-year absence from the pandemic, although The specter of the coronavirus still hangs over this year’s facts. About 2,600 guests will gather at the Washington Hilton Saturday night but only after they are screened via an app will they have to show a history of vaccinations and test negative for coronavirus on the same day.

Other than that, the festivities are expected to look the same as they did years ago. There are before and after parties and the party itself, featuring dinner, awards and scholarship presentations, notes from President Biden—the first commander in chief to oversee dinner since Barack Obama in 2016—and a comedy show from “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Plus. , may appear a few celebrities.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When does it start and when does it end?

Guests will begin arriving at the Hilton around 5:30 PM for past parties sponsored by news organizations. Dinner is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. Speeches and awards usually begin around 9:30 p.m., followed by Biden and Noah. The main event is supposed to end around 10:30pm, after which the subsequent parties (also sponsored by media organizations) will begin.

The Washington Post will broadcast a live dinner starting at 6:30 p.m., and C-SPAN will begin its live coverage at 8 p.m. (streamed live via CNN’s coverage, anchored by John Berman and Brianna Keeler, will begin at seven, although the network says it will stop reporting today’s news, including coverage of the war in Ukraine. Similarly, MSNBC said it plans to move “portions of dinner.” Fox News does not plan to broadcast live coverage on TV. The broadcast will only take place through the Fox Nation subscriber service.

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Who is the comedian who serves barbecue?

That would be Noah, having hosted a Grammy this month. His presence is a return to tradition. After the comedian Michelle Wolff’s routine caused a stir in 2018 – You upset President Donald Trump And many of his officials and aides—the sponsoring White House Correspondents Association chose to lower the temperature in 2019. It has hired presidential historian Ron Chernow to make after-dinner remarks. There wasn’t much laughter.

Since one big dinner to celebrate journalists is not apparently enough, there will be the usual receptions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and what have you. The party begins Thursday, and continues Friday with events hosted by Vanity Fair, NBCUniversal, Motion Picture Association, Creative Artists Agency, Semaphore media company, Creative Alliance, Funny or Die/People magazine, and United Talent Agency, among others. other. Saturday sponsors: Vice News, TheGrio, Columbia Ambassador, Paramount, and NBCUniversal (again). Sunday: CNN and Politico get into the act.

Will celebrities appear?

The proportion of celebrities at dinner has declined dramatically during Trump’s presidency, perhaps because no one in Hollywood wanted anything to be associated with the “White House” words in his name. Do not worry. Trump himself never attended and boycotted it during his three years in office.

And while it’s never a good idea to predict who will actually appear – vs. who is supposed To show – we know Mary J. Blige and Chris Tucker are set to entertain in TheGrio . party And Paramount invited several TV stars to its party. Additionally, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson will reportedly be attending the dinner as guests on Disney/ABC. So there is this.