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Big laughs at the Nerd Prom

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 02:03

April 28 - Jokes and drinks were flowing at this year's White House Correspondents dinner. Julie Noce reports.

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Washington DC's annual White House Correspondents Dinner was a star studded event Saturday night in the nation's capital. A short satirical film kicked off the night. Kevin Spacey ended it with a special message to the President. "Mr. President, welcome to Nerd Prom." But the annual dinner is actually less 'nerd' than it is 'jock' with only Washington's elite media, politicians and Hollywood stars attending. As usual, President Obama used the occasion to poke fun at Republicans, and himself. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "I recognize that this job can take a toll on you. I understand second term, need a burst of new energy, try some new things. And my team and I talked about it. We were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of Michelle's tricks." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. But one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. And look, call me self-centered. But I can think of one minority they can start with. (WAVES HIS HAND) Hello." Providing the entertainment this year, late night talk show host Connan O'Brien, who joked about amongst other things the crisis with North Korea. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMEDIAN CONAN O'BRIEN SAYING: "We're all hoping of course that nothing happens with North Korea. And that got me wondering 'What is it with Kim Jong-un? Now in the past, we've had really scary enemies like Saddam Hussein and Hitler. Now suddenly our nemesis is a pouty teenage boy who dresses like Rosie O'Donnell at the Emmys." The annual event also raises money for student scholarships. Tickets cost $275 per person.

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Big laughs at the Nerd Prom

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 02:03