Washington will be getting a taste of Hollywood glamour this weekend as celebrities descend on the nation's capital for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.
The D.C. tradition began in the 1920s as a modest gathering of politicians and the reporters who covered them. Since then, it's developed into the Oscar night of the Beltway -- the centerpiece of a weekend-long spectacle of brunches and after-parties -- where the U.S. president is expected to make a highly entertaining speech and the country's biggest news outlets race to get the hottest celebrities at their tables.
This year, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the big Saturday evening event at the Washington Hilton. He told C-SPAN that he's never been in the situation where I've done comedy in front of the president and talked about the fine line he needs to walk when making fun of national affairs.
You don't want to harp on one topic, Kimmel said. Obviously, the Secret Service thing is something that I'm going to talk about, but I'm not necessarily going to do 30 jokes about it. I'll probably stop at 20.
Below are the details on where and when to watch:
WHAT: The 98th White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner
WHERE TO WATCH: C-SPAN will be live-streaming coverage on its website from 6:30 p.m. to about 11:15 p.m. EDT.
MSNBC will also be showing dinner coverage, beginning about 9:30 p.m. EDT.