Uncensored Bee ‘Dinner’

An uncensored version of Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner will stream on Twitter tomorrow night at 11 pm ET, an hour after a suitable-for-basic-cable version of the show starts on TBS. To watch, visit samanthabee.twitter.com or @FullFrontalSamB.

Earlier, at 9 pm, Twitter will stream a pre-show red carpet special, hosted by correspondents from TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee series.

Neither show will really be “live,” as the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner will actually take place at lunchtime (1 pm) tomorrow at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

Few details are available about the show itself, which was originally planned as an anti-Trump version of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — before the President announced he would break with tradition and not attend the latter.

Not too many more details are available about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner either, except that The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj will host, and speakers will include Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal.

Woodward and Bernstein will also present the White House Correspondent Association’s annual journalism awards to Edward Isaac-Dovere of Politico and two current Washington Post reportersGreg Jaffe and David Fahrenthold, the latter for an investigation of Trump’s philanthropic endeavors.

The 103rd White House Correspondents Dinner takes place at 10 pm tomorrow at the Washington Hilton. Unlike the Not the White House Correspondents Dinner, no plans for free streaming have been announced (you can stream C-SPAN’s coverage if you have a pay TV or Direct TV Now subscription).

 

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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