Celebrities who shook up the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Washington Post's Roxanne Roberts explains which celebrities have played a large role in dramatically changing the White House correspondents' dinner over the years. (Jhaan Elker, JulieAnn McKellogg and Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner isn’t quite what it used to be. When it was started in 1921, White House correspondents’ and a few of their guests were the only people in attendance. Today, Hollywood runs the show using D.C. as it’s backdrop. Our colleague Roxanne Roberts writes that it is “a Washington-themed party with little to do with Washington.” Roberts introduces you to the celebrities who are responsible for the dinner’s evolution in the video above.

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JulieAnn McKellogg is the video producer for The Reliable Source.

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