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The White House Correspondents Dinner, explained

Political Theater, Episode 289

Stephen Colbert was the featured comedian at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. He was in a difficult position with his Comedy Central alter ego, says WHCA historian George Condon.
Stephen Colbert was the featured comedian at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. He was in a difficult position with his Comedy Central alter ego, says WHCA historian George Condon. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The White House Correspondents Dinner, the crown jewel of Washington’s spring prom season, roared back this past week, freed from many of the physical and psychological restraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic is but one of the many turning points in the dinner’s long history — which includes Mummers. George Condon, the White House Correspondents Association historian and White House correspondent for National Journal, joins the podcast to discuss this august D.C. institution.

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