2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner

At the annual dinner, current White House Correspondents' Association president Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies. Ken Walsh… read more

At the annual dinner, current White House Correspondents' Association president Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies. Ken Walsh presented youth scholarships and Ann Compton presented awards to colleagues for their work during the previous year. Incoming WHCA president Steve Scully presented C-SPAN video clips of presidential humor from President Kennedy through the current president. President Bush’s humorous after-dinner presentation included an impersonator, Steve Bridges, who stood beside him and “interpreted” the president’s remarks. Following the president, comedian Stephen Colbert made humorous remarks about various current events and the relationship between the press and the White House. He also presented a video of a mock press conference which ended in a chase scene featuring long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas. close

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Program ID:
192243-1
Category:
White House Event
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Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 29, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 2013

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  • Apr 29, 2006 | 9:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 29, 2006 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2006 | 5:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2006 | 12:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2006 | 7:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 27, 2013 | 4:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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