2009 Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner

President Obama delivered a humorous speech about the role of media in American society, commenting on his administration’s policies… read more

President Obama delivered a humorous speech about the role of media in American society, commenting on his administration’s policies and foibles as well as the practice of journalism. At the end of his remarks he praised the work of journalists and new media outlets in bringing news of Iranian democratic protests to the world.

Mr. Hodgman roasted the president for being a “nerd,” referencing his place in popular culture and passion for comics and science fiction.

The Radio and Television Correspondents' Association’s 65th annual dinner also presented awards to journalists for their contributions to the news industry. Video clips of the winning entries were shown. The event included music from Sweet Honey in the Rock, the all-female African-American a capella group.

A special video tribute of Tim Russert, Tony Snow and Bill Headline was shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Heather Dahl Chair Radio and Television Correspondents Association
  • Rome Hartman Executive Producer BBC->World News America
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2009 Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner

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Program ID:
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White House Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2009

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  • Jun 19, 2009 | 8:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 20, 2009 | 2:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jun 20, 2009 | 10:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 21, 2009 | 1:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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