White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend

White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend

April 25 – 27, 2013
Washington, DC

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Political Pursuits

Political Pursuits has become the kick-off event for White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend. Before Washington is invaded by Hollywood, the D.C. political insiders gather to witness the political trivia event of the year between three teams that consist of politicians, print and online media, and TV journalists.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome Dinner

Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley hosts this invitation-only dinner at his Washington,D.C., home, featuring a special menu crafted by Atlantic senior editor and award-winning food critic Corby Kummer. Last year, Dinner attendee Carol Joynt of the Washingtonian wrote, “'If [I] could attend only one party during the White House Correspondents dinner weekend, what would it be?' the answer is easy: the pre-event dinner on Friday night hosted by Atlantic Media's David and Katherine Bradley at their grand Embassy Row home.”

Atlantic Media Opening Night Party

Following the Atlantic Media Welcome Dinner, National Journal, The Atlantic, and OurTime.org cohost a larger, festive Opening Night Party. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013 

Edit Breakfast Featuring a Conversation with Rachel Maddow and Senator Joe Manchin 

On the morning prior to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, The Atlantic and National Journal will host a festive breakfast in the heart of Washington, DC. This year's program will feature a special conversation with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on America's military power, moderated by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons. Guests will gain unique insight into the debate over the role of the US military domestically and abroad, and will cover themes central to Maddow's acclaimed book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. 

Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception

Cocktails and socializing prior to the dinner at the largest of the pre-dinner gatherings; the yearly reception is held at a prominent outdoor patio at the Washington Hilton and is cohosted with National Journal and CBS News.

For more information or to underwrite an event, please contact Vanessa at vfinnie@theatlantic.com

The Edit Breakfast will be live-streamed here beginning at 10:30 am, Saturday, April 27. 

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