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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: How to Watch Live Stream, and Are Donald Trump and Sarah Sanders Attending?

When is it?

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) will host its annual dinner on Saturday, April 27, at 9:30 p.m. ET. It is intended as a nod?to the First Amendment and recognizes award-winning journalism and scholarship winners.

According to the WHCA?website, proceeds from the dinner support the White House press corps as well as programs to help journalists and fund scholarships and awards.

The awards are also held during the dinner, which will honor journalists from The Atlantic, The?Washington Post, Fox News and Reuters.

Where can I watch it?

The dinner is set to kick off on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET. YouTube already has a live stream ready to go for those wishing to watch from home. C-SPAN will also live-stream the event on its website.

YouTube streamed the event live last year, but have yet to announce whether they are doing the same for 2019.

Who's the host?

American presidents and statesmen biographer, Ron Chernow, will be the featured speaker in 2019. Chernow wrote a biography of Alexander Hamilton which inspired the Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“The White House Correspondents’ Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige,” Chernow said in a statement. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics."

Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent for SiriusXM and president of the WHCA commented that he was “delighted that Ron will share his lively, deeply researched perspectives on American politics and history at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“As we celebrate the importance of a free and independent news media to the health of the republic, I look forward to hearing Ron place this unusual moment in the context of American history.”

Traditionally, the dinner is hosted by a comedian. Michelle Wolf, a standup comedian and Late Night alum, hosted the dinner last year and made a controversial speech which targeted the current administration.

President Donald Trump tweeted following the announcement by WHCA: “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian.

“Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?”?

Under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, comedians Larry Wilmore, Jimmy Kimmel, Cecily Strong, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes and Stephen Colbert all served as hosts.

Are President Donald Trump or Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attending?

The president is not attending the dinner for the third year in a row. He will be at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Sarah Sanders, who was roasted by Michelle Wolf at the dinner last year, is also not attending and is accompanying the president to the rally.

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