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Well the power brokers are assembling in Washington for the annual white house correspondents' dinner.
There's lots of glitz and glamour attached to all this but it's also time to celebrate bipartisanship and service to community.
Joining us talk more about all of this one of Washington's power broke first.
Capital files senior editor Leslie ponder.
-- rich welcome nice to have you here thinking so glad to be here it's a very busy weekend this is a time when that many people in Washington and Hollywood look forward to.
-- from out and about.
That dance between Hollywood and Washington when they come together for this big dinner.
And it's -- time for Washington to show off a little glitz and glamour.
Yeah well we definitely do have Ireland glitz and glamour here but the white house correspondents' dinner is a big tradition it's called her mom finally.
But it does have a very important am purpose and that is actually toward scholarships to -- certain journalists and to recognize excellence and journalism.
And so that will be the focus of the dinner you have -- coming to town you have notable people as well to focus is on the line.
-- -- and I know I've met some of the scholarship winners they're really remarkable and -- have worked very hard.
To pursue their goals so it's very inspiring.
To see some of these young people who want to get into the business and we -- the -- we looked at these scholarship awards and we -- have.
Feature and -- issue here and we console and -- and she got to college because she was around.
And we're very -- to talk to -- and spotlight that practice.
So clearly expecting.
This year as far as celebrities last year.
Lindsay -- and the car dash cam has made big news a lot of people raise their eyebrows -- -- what are they doing here.
-- the same time it.
Made for good good headlines out there are so what are you expecting tonight.
We're expecting quite a few people are cutter personalities and is expected to be in town Kevin Spacey and this is our power issues so definitely looking -- powerful people in town.
Sharon Stone is in town she was at a dinner -- -- -- -- they actually went logging.
For the arts in America so there are some -- here who will be speaking out for there.
Causes George Lucas is expected to be here governor Christine and if we're talking about 900 -- -- Kerry Washington scandal fame.
I really tiny hands series -- I DVR that really.
-- -- Straight out for a moment about the fact that there are those who stayed that this type.
Event is something they don't feel comfortable with Tom Brokaw for example gone on the record saying he's not going he's distancing themselves.
Particularly at a time when you get people like Lindsay Lohan to come.
As a guest that it crosses the line you feel about this cutting costs.
I think obviously people are entitled to exit their own beliefs about it I definitely can't speak for anyone house and when I would just say it is.
For us to focus on that scholarship parts of the dinner.
Definitely it's a great time you have -- bipartisanship as you mentioned at the beginning it's very important so it's time for us -- Shake hands across the aisle I think a little -- of socializing doesn't hurt but there also is an opportunity for notables to -- together and recognizing people doing excellent marking significant and it.
And it -- the fact that you are newly.
Hired to be businesses as a senior editor for this kind of kept -- Are you excited I didn't have what is it about the magazine that's going to set it -- its coverage when -- Take a close look at.
The events of this weekend I'm quite excited again this is our power issue you see it up there and we have Kevin Spacey.
And it's really pertain to celebrate on the influential people who are here and they're not all Hollywood stars -- and we appreciate having them -- -- say the power issue the power issue for DC itself what power -- capital filed mere act focusing on notable people influential this year and we look at enabling media and business titans people in government.
Lots of different notable people at any -- this.
Really there a lot of great people based -- -- occurred there at PBS we interviewed her doctor -- classic Smithsonian Institution really wonderful work he's doing over there with fund raising.
-- -- -- -- -- So really really great group of people I don't think where it's no surprise that we're happy that -- -- -- to people who mean decently and with -- terrific.
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The powerless and there are so that's wonderful and we are very happy to have you -- today thank you so much for joining us thank you so much my pleasant.
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