• There Will Be No Comedian at Next Year's Correspondents' Dinner

    23 days ago - By Newser

    Looks like President Trump won't have to deal with jokes made at his expense at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, because the White House Correspondents' Association didn't invite a comedian. Instead, author Ron Chernow will speak at the annual event, to be held April 27, CNN reports. The historian...
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  • White House Correspondents Dinner Won't Feature a Comedian Next Year. Here's Why

    White House Correspondents Dinner Won't Feature a Comedian Next Year. Here's Why

    23 days ago - By Fortune

    The White House Correspondents' Dinner, known for its comedic roasting of presidents and media, will be a lot different in 2019.
    Instead of jokes, the event will be a history lesson led by author Ron Chernow, a well-known biographer of American presidents and statesmen, the White House Correspondents' Association announced on Monday. Chernow will focus on the First Amendment, something that many believe President Donald Trump is undermining by calling the media the enemy of the people and confiscating the White House pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
    “Freedom of the press is always a timely...
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  • Ron Chernow to speak at White House correspondents' dinner

    23 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer following the pushback over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump performance last time.
    At a time of increasingly tense relations between President Donald Trump and the White House press corps, Chernow said the association asked him to "make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige." He'll also share his perspective on American politics and history at...
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  • The White House Correspondents' Dinner Has Given Up on Comedians

    23 days ago - By Vanity Fair

    This year's gala will feature a new kind of emcee-biographer Ron Chernow, apparently in hopes that he will be less controversial than last year's host, Michelle Wolf.
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  • Trump can't take a joke, so next year's White House Correspondents' Dinner won't have any

    23 days ago - By Think Progress

    Michelle Wolf was right.
    Monday, the White House Correspondents' Association announced that the featured speaker at the 2019 White House Correspondents' Dinner will be Ron Chernow, historian best known to the masses as the author of a book on Alexander Hamilton that Lin-Manuel Miranda took on a very fateful vacation.
    The standard practice is for the WHCA to choose a comedian for this task. Chernow is a deviation from that pattern, the choice of a skittish organization that does not seem to understand its role in a cultural moment when press freedom is consistently threatened and attacked...
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  • White House Correspondents' Dinner Won't Feature Comedian For First Time In 16 Years

    White House Correspondents' Dinner Won't Feature Comedian For First Time In 16 Years

    23 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, who penned the 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton, was selected after this year's controversy with comedian Michelle Wolf.
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  • White House Correspondents' Dinner will have Ron Chernow instead of a comedian

    White House Correspondents' Dinner will have Ron Chernow instead of a comedian

    23 days ago - By New York Post

    WASHINGTON - They'll be no comedy act at the next White House Correspondents' Dinner, with historian Ron Chernow booked as the featured speaker instead. The last dinner created quite a a ruckus when comedian Michelle Wolf went after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated near her on the rostrum. “I actually...
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  • White House correspondents ditch comedians, ask biographer to speak at annual dinner

    23 days ago - By Politico

    The White House Correspondents' Association on Monday said presidential biographer Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker at the group's annual dinner in April, opting against the usual choice of a comedian as tensions between the Trump administration and press remain high. Chernow is expected to speak about freedom of the press at the dinner on April 27, the association said. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics," Chernow said in a statement. The association usually asks a comedian to headline the dinner. In 2018...
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  • Ron Chernow to speak at White House correspondents' dinner

    23 days ago - By National Post

    WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association has announced that author Ron Chernow will speak at its annual dinner next year.
    Association President Olivier Knox says Chernow will share his perspective on American politics and history at the April 27 dinner in Washington.
    The shift to a featured speaker from a traditional comedic entertainer follows a sharp performance at this year's event by comedian Michelle Wolf. Wolf attracted attention for negative barbs directed at President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counsellor...
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