March 17, 2010
Posted: 10:21 PM ET
By Senior Producer Eleanor McManus
It was a who's who of media personalities and political types in Washington tonight at the 66th annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner.
This is the dinner honoring journalists in the field of television and radio. They bring politicians, celebrities and people in the news as their guests, which tends to make some news the next day.
Perhaps Kathy Griffin was one of the bigger celebrities here. We've had her on the show numerous times, but it's so interesting to see her mingling with this group. She was a guest of CNN, and by the way she was incredibly tiny.
Senator Scott Brown and his wife were here too, both incredibly charming. Since he came to Washington in the midst of all the snow, his wife mentioned to me how this was the first time she saw DC without snow!
Other politicians included Tom Ridge, Senator John Thune, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former Rep. Mark Foley, and Donald Rumsfeld.
Standing in line to get in, I saw quite a scene of schmoozing journalists. There were Ted Koppel, Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski all waiting to go through security. The lovely Miss USA (dressed in red with her tiara) was having a conversation with CNN's Roland Martin. Upon entering the reception, there was Bob Schieffer talking to Luke Russert.
Perhaps the best part of the night was Vice President Joe Biden. He was quite funny, and made the audience laugh. Who knew the VP was a comedian?
Ok off to the after-parties. Who will be there? Who will have too much to drink? Who will be schmoozing with whom? I'll have to get back to you on that one.
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