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70th Annual Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

SAVE THE DATE! June 12, 2014

On behalf of the Radio & Television Correspondents Association, I’m thrilled to announce our 70th annual Congressional Correspondents’ dinner will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at a location that is not only new to us, but new to all of Washington: the Marriott Marquis at 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

The hotel, one of just five Marriott Marquis hotels in the country, is right on schedule for its May opening and we are proud to be among the first Washington galas inside.

As you know, this dinner is special. This is the largest social gathering of Washington journalists, sources and members of Congress for the year.  And, we have proven to be one of, alright, *the most* fun of the galas.  So we hope you consider attending and encourage your bureau to buy tickets.

Stay tuned for some big announcements in the next two weeks.

In particular, I’m very excited about our entertainment. It’s hard for me to keep the great news to myself, but we are finalizing contract details.  Stand by for information on that and on ticket sales coming soon.

News organizations which have purchased tables in the past will receive direct information about tickets and tables but all members may purchase individual tickets for themselves and a guest regardless of their news organization’s participation.

Get excited, this will be an unforgettable night.


Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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