Watch The 2019 White House Correspondents Association Dinner 2019: 9:30 pm ETA

The traditional event, a yearly suaret celebrating journalism since 1911, will be very different this year. Not only is President Trump boycotting, but he has forbidden his staff to attend, in light of the harsh criticism levied against him and his administration in previous years.

In addition, and even more surprising, the tradition of the event as a comedy roast will be broken: today an historian (The writer of Hamilton) is the featured speaker. It will be a very different, and interesting correspondents dinner, dedicated to the 1st amendment and  the role of journalism in American society.

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Malice in the Palace, a short film by Jules White, 1949

Malice in the Palace, a short film by Jules White, 1949

Malice in the Palace, 1949

A short film by Jules White

“Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond.” (IMDB)

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City of the Dead/Horror Hotel, starring Christopher Lee, 1960

City of the Dead/Horror Hotel, starring Christopher Lee, 1960

City of the Dead/Horror Hotel, 1960

A film by John Llewellyn Moxey

A beautiful young student researching New England witchcraft checks into a hotel, recommended to her by her Professor (Christopher Lee) on a foggy night. What could go wrong? The film has some plot elements that lead critics to compare it with Hitchcock’s Psycho.

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Oh, Mr. Porter, a film by Marcel Varnel, 1937

Oh, Mr. Porter, 1937

A film by Marcel Varnel

“With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.” (IMDB) (Browse our Movie Archive)

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