Obama guidance & press schedule May 3, 2014: WHCA Dinner

Written By Lynn Sweet Posted: 05/03/2014, 09:33am

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle attend the White House Correspondents’ Association–Hollywood meets the Potomac– annual dinner tonight, with Obama to deliver a speech with a likely high quotient of self-deprecating humor. Joel McHale, star of the NBC series Community, is the entertainer. The WHCA  turns 100 this year. Spotted in town for the dinner: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton D-Chicago and wife Pam.

I’m tweeting about the festivities over at @lynnsweet

Your viewing guide:

MSNBC:  “MSNBC Special: Washington Meets Hollywood” (3 P.M. – 4 P.M. ET)

 “White House Correspondent’s Dinner” (LIVE, 9 P.M. – 11 P.M. ET)

CSPAN: Live coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET

CNN:  CNN Newsroom will provide live updates of the red carpet arrivals during the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET hours. CNN will provide coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  At 11 p.m. ET the network’s coverage of the dinner will have an encore presentation.



Below, from the White House…


Office of the Press Secretary


May 2, 2014





On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will attend the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.  The event will be covered by the travel pool.


On Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.


Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Washington Times

Radio: ABC


Sunday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Yahoo

Radio: AP


Saturday, May 3, 2014




10:30AM        In-Town Pool Call Time


8:00PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner; THE FIRST LADY attends

Washington Hilton Hotel

Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time: 6:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

                        **Pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**


Sunday, May 4, 2014




10:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time


Schedule for the Week of May 5, 2014


On Monday, the President will host President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti at the White House.  President Guelleh’s visit underscores the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and Djibouti, including the important role Djibouti plays in preventing conflict, promoting regional stability, and countering extremism as host to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier.  The President looks forward to discussing a range of issues of mutual interest with President Guelleh, including security and counterterrorism, development, trade, and energy cooperation. In the evening, the President will host a Cinco de Mayo reception at the White House.


On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.


On Wednesday, the President will travel to Los Angeles, California to participate in a joint DSCC/DCCC event. In the evening, the President will be honored at a dinner hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. He will remain overnight in Los Angeles.


On Thursday, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable in Los Angeles before traveling to San Diego to participate in a DCCC event.  The President will then travel to San Jose, California where he will participate in two DNC events and remain overnight.


On Friday, the President will participate in an event on energy in the San Jose, California area.  Following the event he will return to Washington, DC.



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