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appreciate you being with us on this sunday. >> thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> mr. gorbachev, tear >> the 20th anniversary of president ronald reagan's speech from the brandenburg gate in west germany. also this weekend, our series "the contenders," 14 key figures who ran for president and lost, but changed political history. today, republican candidate james blaine. this weekend, on c-span 3. >> this is howard university's drawn line, which performed at the correspondents' association dinner friday night in washington. the annual affair brings together people from the media
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and government for an evening of entertainment, and to recognize the contribution of journalists to the industry. john boehner addressed the gathering, as well as comedian wayne grady, with an improvised performance. this is about an hour and a half. >> executive committee members. put your hands together. [applause] weighing in at a balk and a quarter, from c-span, and o'connell. -- ben o'connell. [applause] >> from sarah lawrence college
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and alaska public radio, now c- span, the beautiful and funny libby casey. [applause] from penn state university and the al jazeera network,jeff ballou. [applause] from the university of washington, a producer for cbs news, her awesome as jill jackson. [applause] from indiana university of
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pennsylvania, a camera guy for fox news channel and 20 12th rtca chairman john wallace. [applause] from north carolina state university, multimedia journalist for c interactive, leigh ann caldwell. [applause] from mcgill university in montreal, canada,todd zwilich.
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[applause] and finally, ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 dinner chair, the first camera guy elected as chairman, from house and university, camera guy for cnn, james michaels. --jay mcmichaels. [applause] >> i think i am just going to stand behind this because i feel more comfortable. [applause] can everybody hear me in the
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back of the room? [applause] that is the guy i follow all around for 20 years. i am done. howardear it for the drum line. [applause] this is an incredible group of kids. they work alongside a group called the new system ship, which sponsors youth participating in you participating in musical activities. we want to thank them. we have not heard the last from you guys, trust me. [applause] okay, let's get right to it. as the first camera bag to share a seat on the executive committee, i want to say what an
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honor it is to be here tonight as the host of the 60th annual radio and television congressional correspondents dinner. as most of you are aware, we are the celebrity-free dinner. we actually do not have any celebrities here. none. i just looked with my camera and i did not see any. except the guy over here who look sort of like george clooney. wolf pulitzer is over here going, what about me? -- wolf is over here going, what about me? tom brokaw can now write an awesome article about me. anyway, one of our members who could not be here tonight is lisa desjardins. she will be the chair person in
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2013. family -- lisa had a family commitment tonight. we want to keep energy here tonight. we have the rest of the table to introduce. with that said, howard drum machine, do it again. [drums] >> at the end of the table over here, the director of the senate radio tv gallery. we have the communications director to the speaker of the house and all-around nice guy, kevin. [applause] you have to watch out for kevin. he is very animated.
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we have the chairman of the house rules committee from the 26th district of the great state of california, david drier. --david dreier. [applause] next is the assistant democratic leader of the house and congressman representing the sixth district from the state where my mom lives, south carolina. from south carolina state university, please welcome congressman james cockburn -- clybourn. [applause] on this end of the table, we have the director of the house radio tv gallery and a great friend of mine for the past 25 years, olga ramirez-kornaki.
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[applause] next up is the communications director for house minority leader pelosi. [applause] next is the communications director for the senate majority leader, please welcome adam. [applause] you know wayne grady is performing tonight. he has gone backstage to get himself ready. he will be out later. right now, let me say that it is my high honor to introduce to you, representing the eighth district in the great state of ohio, i do not want to say too much more because i do not want
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him to get upset. a graduate of xavier university , speaker of the house representative john ander banner. -- john boehner. [applause] by the way, adam is from harry reid's office. that is a fatal mistake on my part. but it is ok. [laughter] thank you. [applause] tonight, it will be a bit like kimmy fallon and the roots, only we are not kimmy fallon or the roots. mr. speaker, thank you for joining us tonight. it is an honor to have you here. on behalf of our organization, i
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want to say we appreciate your efforts to improve and increase press coverage on capitol hill. as well as for the additional parking. [laughter] [applause] as you all now, if the crews can not park -- cannot park, you do not get on tv. [laughter] there is a symbiotic relationship last time i checked. that is just a thought for my future parking. i ask you to take that under consideration. [laughter] i also want to thank your staff , kathy, kevin, you guys have
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been great. i want to thank the members of the house rules committee. they also help with parking issues. this benefits all of the networks. the faster the crews did to the hill, the faster you can get on the air, the faster you all make money, the faster you make at dollars. that is how it all works. our association is fortunate enough to have the house and senate radio staff here tonight. they do their jobs day in and day out. we could not do our jobs without them. on behalf of rtca, i want to thank everyone. we have old and her staff. we have andy, tim, anthony, kinsey, brian, and leah. thank you so much on the house side. on the senate side is mike, alan, erin, cris, and mallory.
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i want to thank you guys as well. i also want to get some things out of the way. i want to thank our sponsors and partners. hugo creative has provided all of the graphics for the evening. from the gravity sought to our new logo. all the way down to the programs and the wine bottle labels. our goal sponsor tonight is google. -- gold sponsor tonight is google. there will be at the after party, which everybody had better be going too. we want everybody to have fun. it is a friday night, nobody is
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going home early because the camera guy is throwing the party. everybody get that? [laughter] as you know, president obama could not attend our dinner this evening. according to his spokesperson jay carney "he is busy governing and campaigning." [laughter] [applause] thank you for that very spokesman like response. we all like to call out the white elephant in the room. when we see it, we hate it. the deal is that president obama does not like these dinners at all. he pretty much hit them. the white house thought it could help us out and send a message from the present. ladies and gentleman, a message
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from the white house from president obama. >> good evening, radio and television correspondents. allow me to present my anchor translator. >> i only have a war and a collection and a struggling economy, so why don't i sit down for dinner for a bunch of people. >> i'm sure it will be a wonderful evening. >> with all the budget cuts, you'll have to have your own menu. >> we need strong journalists. >> yak, especially now that news is all hollywood gossip. >> there are so many talented reporters and correspondents. >> the artist bloggers and kids with cameras on the internet. freedom lucky to have
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of speech. >> except when spoken by lucy kay. -- louis ck. >> where we be without somebody to feel -- people to say what we feel? >> all of you work your hardest every day to create a better informed society. >> all of you except for fox, which is doing everything it can to -- after four years -- >> you blew out my ear drum. i'm sorry, sir. >> may god bless you, and god bless america.
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good night. ♪ [applause] >> where is greta van suteren? last time i checked, she was boycotting this organization. thank you to come to central for that presidential message from the white house. -- comedy central for that presidential message from the white house. this year, we will be recognizing excellence in journalism, with awards honoring the memory of david bloom, and this year we have added a new award, honoring the memory of jerry constant.
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[applause] our first award of the evening -- look what you did,boehner. [applause] [laughter] i would have put all my money that he would cry first. fluffy golden retrievers, fuzzy rats ---- rabbits -- our first award of the evening. the bloom award will be presented by three young ladies who i used to sea as the girls
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during the clinton years. they would play with my kids. they're all grown up now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome christo week -- nikole, christine, and a blimp. -- a double room. nd eva bloom. >> our dad passed away while covering the war and iraq. it is an honor to have the privilege to recommend -- recognize our father as well as other journalists with the david bloom award. this award looks at fresh and -- awards fresh and daring reporting and excellence in journalism. for the first time, this honors
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two incredibly brave journalists. both risked their lives to show the situation in syria during the yearlong military crackdown that has cost over 9000 lives. internet censorship in syria is extensive. the government bars most independent journalists from entering the country. most troubling of all, journalists have been arrested and even killed. last november, the bbc had one of the first reporters. the cameraman spend a week undercover with members of the syrian military, where some of the worst violence had taken place.
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they relied exclusively on this footage of the rubber's attempts to defend itself from the syrian government during this crackdown. >> these men are taking up guns to support a growing insurgency. they have been under siege for 40 years. the syrian army will probably shoot if they spot us. after months of protesters being shot down in the street, our nightmare has become reality. a sniper prepares to fire on a soldier guarding an army post. the rebels believe they can win if they are help from outside.
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moore joined every day. a gunbattle signals another defection. they were screaming, we could not go back. there were too many troops chasing us. >> we are one people, one blood. [applause] >> cbs -- a foreign correspondent was one of the only journalist report independently from syria. he entered the country alone. he captures a rare look inside the revolution, following anti-
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government activists. they went to meet with underground groups. >> we entered the country as tourists, carrying a small camera. >> are you scared? >> she took us to the funeral of a 16-year-old boy they claim was shot by security forces. the violence has only fueled protests. after -- after being blindfolded to protect the location of the state house, we met with members of the free syrian army. >> civilians may be hurt. >> this man was shot three times, but he says the minute he can walk he will be back again. >> they are stockpiling all
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kinds of medical equipment. >> medical equipment is scarce. we just had another black out. one soldier pulled out a photograph of his son. he said he would be willing to sacrifice himself so that the next generation of syrians can be free. [applause] >> under extremely difficult circumstances, paul would at of the bbc and jennifer ward of cbs offer compelling images of the military crackdown in syria. their reports and body all but the war is about -- all that journalism is about. they continue to apply pressure on policy makers and international community to stop the bloodshed in syria. we would like to give this word -- a word to them.
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-- award to them. [applause] >> fenty so much. -- thank you so much. he was a much it mired correspondent -- a much admired correspondent. i am very happy to be sharing the platform. we had a lot of help. on our last trip, we spent three days. it was absolutely fearful --
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they said. [applause] i would like to thank the manager of the bbc. they gave us a showcase. we at the bbc are absolutely committed, we are very deeply honored to be here tonight. [applause] >> criss, the u.s. washington broke -- bureau chief, is
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excepting on behalf of course award. -- clarissa ward. >> thank you very much, ladies. fenty to the association -- thank you to the association. she is in a -- on assignment in europe, and asked to convey her thanks to everybody here. many, many, brave syrians risked their lives to get her in and out of the country so that she could tell their story. thank you. [applause]
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thank you, blue and girls. -- bloom girls. [applause] our next presenter has been a friend and a mentor of mine for the past 20 years or so. he is a hard-hitting, no- nonsense, ask questions without fear journalist for cbs news. he traveled many miles out of his way. he presents another award. please welcome my friend and colleague, bill plante. [applause] >> thank you very much.
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almost anyone is better than no one at all. so thank you for the dinner wine. this award honors the memory of joan, who started out as a researcher and in less than 10 years became the executive producer of cbs's "face the nation." that at a time when women were nowhere as nearly as well represented at the top end of our businesses as they are today. she was smart, tough, and funny. she left us too soon. john had the kind of standard that the critics say don't have any more, that don't exist in the era of the 24-hour news cycle. but the people that this award honors year after year are proof that the standard still exists. it is my honor to announce this
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year's winner. for the "60 minutes" story on insider trading, steve graaff of cbs news. i want you to know that the judges called his story a journalistically strong piece of work, which showed a spotlight on the and equity lawmakers legally absorber to make stock trades based on non-public information. this story, they said, served as a catalyst to the insider- trading bill. it showed how journalism can make a difference in the lives of everyday americans, and, said one, john would be proud. i think so too. ladies and gentlemen, steve croft.
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>> going back to the health care debate -- did you make those trades based on non-public information? >> i did not do it, have not done it, would not do it. >> i guess i would ask if it is alright for a speaker to accept a very favorable stock deal. at the time, you were speaker of the house. >> only if you decide you are going to elaborate. it is not true and that is that. [applause] >> thank you during much. i want to acknowledge ira rosen, who was the producer on the story.
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i want to thank peter for giving us a very early look on some of the research she had been doing. i want to thank them for letting us come and do the story. i want to thank nancy and phil jackson [applause] . they showed us where to go when we got here. they helped us out and told us which news conferences we could go to. it is quite an honor for someone from 60 minutes who has never lived a day of his life in washington. i always regret that. being here among that to -- to be here among you tonight. i want to thank all of you, whether you work on the hill, are a member of congress, speaker of the house -- what you are journalists, for keeping
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this story alive and showing that it is possible to rescue a long-neglected piece of very good legislation and in the support from both sides to get past. thank you very much. [applause] >> cold. >> this next award is very personal. it is new, but meaningful, and it will serve the industry well. i would like to thank my colleagues for approving the creation.
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please welcome my friend and colleague, the second camera guy, john wallace. [applause] >> good evening. i want to take a moment to tell you about a very special journalist, jerry constant, and why we now have an award to honor his legacy. he was the epitome of what journalism stands for. i am sure that all of you have worked for someone like him. he looked up to him, respect him, admire him. most of all, you care for them greatly because, above all, they represent all the best quality is of a human being. jerry was a videographer at cnn for 25 years. he was a consummate professional, talented, always reliable, and a mentor to many.
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he always had a smile on his face and a kind word for colleagues. he could give you take, even to the competition. he was a friend to all of us who worked in the field, courteous and kind to everyone he met. cnn new the talent they had in jerry. when the berlin wall fell, they called on him to fly there immediately. they knew he would get the best picture. i knew that had in a partner, not just a terrific guy, but -- one time, setting up for an interview, jerry stopped to care for a bird that had flown into a nearby window.
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they ended up driving miles so that the bird could get the care it needed. jerry always did what was right. i was a partner with him for six years. i was not -- it was an honor to call him a friend for more than 25 years. i have never met a finer human being. what made him unfamiliar to most of you was that, unlike most of us, he was a pretty quiet guy. he was the type of cameramen -- he would not jump in your face or get angry. he would always get the job done. all the time i worked with jerry, i never heard him utter a foul word. that should be a separate award for someone in our business right there. [laughter] [applause] jerry lost his life to bring cancer a little over a year ago. he left behind a wife, two sons,
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and a 2-year-old son. inez, would you please stand up and be recognized? [applause] this award honors jerry's memory. most importantly, it recognizes those who work for all he stood for -- professionalism, kindness, and integrity. it is our way of saying thank you. i am proud to say that the first recipient of this award is also a friend and respected colleague. tonight, please join me in honoring our cbs colleague george kristin -- christian.
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[applause] >> in his decades as photographer, he had a fancy to history. he was there on september 11. he covered the white house for more than 40 years. he was in south africa for the race of nelson mandela. along the way, he continued to grow. he could assemble and create a working bureau anywhere in the world. george is known from entering a younger generation of journalists at cbs, and for his
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loyalty to his colleagues. his poor chief said that he is truly walking in jerry's footsteps. >> i want to say a word about george christian. the headline -- george christian is the best photojournalist that i have ever worked with. it is one thing just to have your pictures. it is one thing to have the distance right. but what george brings to the table is that he has a sense of knowing when something is going to happen and being where it is going to happen. >> it is up to all of us to tell you about george kristin because he would never let -- george christian because he would never let off that he is anything but a fumble cameramen. but any president from nixon on could tell you all about george.
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a finder of facts and an absolute artist. >> denied that richard nixon resigned the presidency for the first time in american history, nixon ordered everyone out of the oval office as he prepared to make his address, everyone except a cameraman. every time i went to the white house to interview president bush, it was george christian to whom the president spoke. they knew about his arm -- uncompromising integrity went into journalism. george has been a fixture in the washington bureau of cbs news for so many decades, a teacher to every young man. we have all learned so much for george. george has been so instrumental
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in everything that we do here at cbs news that i worry if he were to ever retire, we would have to take the seat out of cbs. -- a the c out of cbs. [applause] >> i do not believe what i just saw. jerry was a great guy. he -- to be the first recipient of this award makes me speechless. i do not know what to say. i would like to ask that my wife stand up, please. [applause]
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in the last couple of weeks, i have heard people say things to me, congratulating, then sank oops, i am sorry. so this is a total surprise. thank you, everyone. thank you. i do not know what to say. and thank you very much. i appreciate it. [applause] >> just a you know how these awards were, we have nothing to do with how many of these people were chosen. we had a committee that worked
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-- we were basically free and clear up any decisions that were made. when we found that george won this award, we were both very happy about this. cbs -- total sleep tonight. -- suite tonight. -- sweep tonight. [applause] i have been all over the earth with george christian. that guy can do everything. it is just incredible. nobody is more deserving of that award. one of the things that john did mention in his comments -- that award was not a competition of any type. that award was simply about a humanitarian cali, a professional but we all looked to and admired. that is george christian. thank you, george. [applause]
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how many camera guys are in the room tonight? give him a hand. [applause] that is a few more than before. i want to talk about an organization that the rtca supports and helps. it is called radio routes. it was created by leigh ann caldwell. read your roots supports -- this is an after-school program that offers inner-city youth the opportunity to learn about and develop journalism skills, ethics, and technical training. if you would like to make a donation at some time, go to peoplesproductionhouse.org. the kids are amazing.
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they are very hungry to be journalists. journalists in the sense -- journalists that are professional. they love it. they have a passion for it. it is a great crew. now for our guest of honor, speaker boehner. i was told by kevin smith, speaker boehner is not going to be funny. we do not do funny. he is bad at funny. all right, fine. that is cool. we just want him to speak. he never attends these dinners, and somehow we got him tonight. [applause] we have a pretty special relationship.
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we have a lot in common. we have football in common. he played in cincinnati under the legendary coach. i played at towson university. i was a quarterback. he was a linebacker. linebackers state quarterbacks. -- haight quarterbacks. he said, back up there. i did not play center. i was like, i just wanted to come to the dinner. [laughter] [applause] he has a tan, i do not.
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i say hi to him in the hallway. he does kind of walks by, mumbles, does not really speak to me. because i'm not wearing a tux. i'm wearing a camera. i would like to share a couple of photos of the speakerboehner and i. -- speaker boehner and i. this is speaker boehner letting me know i should go on a diet soon. finally, this is speaker boehner looking lovingly at me.
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yes, we have a man crushed, ladies and gentleman. he is going to cry, i know it. ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the speaker of the house, john boehner. [applause] thank you. >> you keep tripping over the camera, now i am. good evening, everyone. i hope all of you are fine. i am fine. some of you are a little slow out there. it is an honor to be wayne brady's warm-up act.
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i was in a court room the other day. i mentioned that i was going to be sitting next to the guy who hosts "let's make a deal." one of my colleagues said, don't even think about it. you cannot imagine that thesernc is already circulating a letter. when i get ready to do an event like here, my staff usually comes in and tell me what to say. more accurately, they come in and tell me what not to say. they say, you cannot go out there and make fun of the press. i say, fine, i do that all day anyway. you are so rude, loud, they've
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yourselves. i kid with all of you. i believe that you only teas the ones that you love. -- tease the ones that you love. i do not think we should take ourselves as seriously as most people on capitol hill do. it makes life a little easier. other folks on capitol hill in media. it was not much of a list, but expanded media access did not mean i had to do an interview. [laughter] that was my idea of a grand bargain. i know some of you are already out there tweeintg, and that is not polite -- tweeting, and that
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is not polite. listen, speakers have come a long way when it comes to dealing with the media. back in 1952, sam rayburn and cameras and microphones in all public areas -- banned cameras and microphones in all public areas. you hear that, kevin smith? another once said that the media played a largely intrusive role on capitol hill. what ever gave him that idea? .hen tim o'neill came along his point was, if you think that congress is -- public opinion is low now, wait until they put us
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all on tv. then there is new to. he is --there is newt. these days, making our operations more transparent and accountable is the real priority. putting legislative data on line, cameras -- you can go wide-screen, watch all my press events. a word to the wise. before you go out there, understand that the microphones and the cameras are already on. i learned this the hard rillettes of timbre when waiting for the president to come and give an address -- this last september waiting for the presence to come. we were talking about golf. thank god we were talking about
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golf. it could have been anything. thank goodness it was just golf. a lot of people say, what do you and the vice president do out there? what i do is listen because joe can talk and talk. every once and awhile he tries to give me advice on keeping it together. he says john, you know i love you, but you have to stop making everything such a big -- you know the rest of the story. but i am proud of the fact that we have opened up to a vibrant press that makes for a more vibrant congress. i think that is a good thing for all of us. you all know i never imagines i would have a chance to be the speaker of the house. i never imagines i would appear on all these networks and all these programs. but i am truly thankful for the privilege and the opportunity to
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make all of you look good. [laughter] before i close, this is going to sound -- getting together the first branch of government and before the state. all of the big democrats close to the senate and the house are all yowling. i want to thank mike and all of us who do a big job for all their work on capitol hill. [laughter] [applause] i want to thank them and their staff and people who do credential in and people who keep all the trains running on time to halt all of us to a better job on behalf of the american people. thank you for having me. god bless the congress of the united states. god bless our country. good night. [applause]
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>> for those of you who do not know, he is a merlo man. he loves merlo. -- merlot. we wanted to get him a really good bottle. we were going to bring it tonight, but we found out it was a $10 limit on gifts we could give to congress. so -- we went to 711. the guide told us this tastes just like marlerlot. >> thank you. [applause] [laughter]
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i don't know about you guys -- widened to get ready? don't start at. i want to thank a couple of people for joining us -- lesley, you and the others help us immensely on our projects. also to the many people who helped us out. a great work. amazing work. this has been a fun dinner tonight. it is not over yet. we have wayne brady, but before that, i would like to hear one more time from the howard thunder machine. [drums]
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[drums] [drums] [applause] >> at the howard thunder machine.
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our entertainment for tonight. i see people going to the bathroom -- we are about a wa to seeyne brady, who is completely unpredictable. this will be an amazing event. he needs no introduction. a's a four-time emmy winner, grammy nominee, an amazing is the artist as well. he will be starring in a new improvisational show on abc in july. please welcome wayne brady. ♪ [applause] >> thank you. hello, everybody. i understand, you are all very wealthy and cool. but this is about -- not to
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criticize you, but the thunder machine is absolutely amazing. they were playing and you are just thinking, this is so wonderful. could you guys play again and just once every single person clap your hands to the to make -- a b to theeat -- the beat to make power is really feel this? ready? [drums and clapping] >> wait a second. i'm sorry. there was one table that was too
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eager. ok, save that. i will have to use it. what we are going to do now that i see what we are working with -- this is a good thing -- thank you so much for that introduction. those of you who do not know me, i started out on improvisational comedy on a show called "whose line is it anyway? we will do a bit of improvisation tonight. i will need you to be an active part of this even though you are very happy and glowing with the liquor that was free. we're going to start out by doing a bit of improvisation that i think you will be very comfortable with. we will do an improvisational rap. because that is what you look like you love. [laughter] for real. what i'm going to do is to show
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you some perspective. this is made up on the spot. we have been easily right here. we are going to put these words on the page. in fact, i need an assistance to help me. who would like to volunteer to help me with the words? you know, i would love to get a lady. you, ma'am, right there. [applause] give her a big round of applause. please. what is your name? shauna thomas, abc news. nice to meet you. what i need you to do for me, i will get worse from the audience, you will write them down.
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-- words from the audience, you will read them down. i will then create the song as we go along. you'll be my page person and my backup dancer. >> no problem. >> she said that quickly. back to you, wayne. my family from howard, if you can back me up on this. if you could back me up on this route. here is what we are going to do. i need a word that you would never hear on a hip-hop song. let's make it hard, i know we have a lot of intelligent people in the room. sequestration. another word for may. jubilee.
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is that would be said? wofl -- wolf blitzer. sorry? cotillion. you never hear cotillion on a hot 97, i am sure. i'm sorry? filibuster. .et's get two more words a compromise. you and the glasses. -- in a the glasses. segue. there are a couple of guys that are angry about everything. i will be angry about something to. but i will be angry about something very stupid. what am i angry about?
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unmatched socks. i like that, but let's see if we can go even further. something i am angry about? poppies and unmatched socks -- before we do that, do you think it would be better -- would all my family from power be able to come on over here, or would that be a logistical nightmare? now, that is simple. [drums] look of that. you can skip with attitude. that is amazing.
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[drums] hello, gentlemen, ladies. we are making this up on the spot. don't worry, were on c-span. -- we are on c-span. [laughter] [drums] ♪ mismatched socks i hate being a bachelor i hate being a bachelor they're asking to listen i can not even cut my line with a i did sit at home
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i did not want to do that sequestration people just getting angry at me and now i've 25 years just a jubilee i do not have a girlfriend so who knew understand, i never get zero, youing about have no -- if i was a king i would maybe have a cotillion i'm just a bachelor i did busy when i sing the blues i have a hot chick with nbc news i hate i can get nothing, not
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even the puppies that is a filibuster no sunrise both of us we never ever reach a compromise the rest of my life i guess i will be single ♪ i can not afford a limo ida strikese netgway -- i just try s on aegway . you guys were amazing, thank you so much. that is what i'm talking about. thank you all so much. please give a big thank-you to power. [applause] [drums]
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i have never seen people walk like that before. that is awesome. what i would like to do right now -- could we get a lady out of the audience? ♪ it was a weather lady here -- gwe ren -- gwen who does the weather? or was i lied to earlier? my, my my my [drums]
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hey, gwen., nice to meet you. a friend of mine in the audience told me that you would like to come up stage. i figured i would bring you on and we will build a song just for you. she gets a whole song. she gets her very own song. stand up here. lovely dress, by the way. i want to to grab the microphone. i will give it to you. just talk. no, i will not make using. >> you will not make me do the weather? >> no. >> but it is nice out today. >> tommy a little bit about yourself. i know you do the weather. >> id weather in washington, d.c.. i have been there for 11 years doing the weather.
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weather you like it or not. >> tommy one of your secrets to your tread -- tell me one of the secrets to your trade. what is a secret of the world of whether you can share? or your secret? you have been doing at 11 years and do it well. folks like you. >> i hope so. >> you would only be doing at 11 days if it was not as good. >> my secret is to make sure that however i kit -- convey my message, that everybody understands it. a kid about to go out and play, a professional worker outside -- i try to use very basic language and not get to scientific. >> so you dumb down the weather for people. >> yes. >> good. we are going to do a song for you. this will incorporate your message of dumbing down of the weather.
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this will be a love song to you. ♪ i i want to make whether to you i want to make precipitation equal to keep it simple for may -- me ♪ let the warm front get really cold that is what it is doing ♪
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i am a hot pressure front i am coming over the west the two bus collided and we make some kind of weather ♪ because -- you are the best because you don't use big fancy words that makes me happy ♪ let the water come down if it's cold, i wear my jacket, ok ♪ is it snowing?
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thank you ♪ make some weather ♪ thank you so much. fenty so much for being a part of that, sweetheart. thank you, ma'am. i will watch to do the weather whenever i am here, which is not often. but when i am, i will need to ask you if the sun is hurting me. [laughter] thank you for keeping it simple. we are going to finish this right now. earlier, some of you came up with some titles. we will show you this you -- the true nature of improvisation right now. the whole thing is a high wire act.
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we have these song titles that if you of you filled out. we will do three. i will say who the person is. they're all made up from you. these titles too not exist. i will read of the person's name and where they are from. ivo read out their title and perform a song. we will call out a style of music. the first one is sarah, from manhattan. sarah's title is "stop drunk texting me or i'm changin my number." that sounds to me -- let's do that as an elvis song. ♪
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--y, amama mo - take my number from your contact list or else ♪ when you are drunk don't -- stopped te drunkxting me ♪ when you are take your -- don't you ever phone up again ♪ i broke up with you for a reason e when you area
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drunk. if you text me again, so help me i will call up my friend at at&t ♪ i will not get back with you, no, no i want to please i'm on my knees please, stop texting me when it seems- like it's a good idea, and my god, that's that's on.
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that's my cue. [applause] don't call me anymore ♪ [laughter] [applause] thank you very much. the next -- lauren from baltimore. she is a very sensitive type. her son title is "stay way, your breath is kickin'." what we do that as a rolling stones song. -- let's do that as a rolling stones song. ♪
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i saw your breath from over here ♪ i was -- but it smells like you could die when you walked up you make me want to cry ♪ your breath kicks me right in my eye ♪ i just -- your breath is kicking ♪ [laughter]
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[applause] that is a love song, by the way. this last one is from colin, from norfolk. colin, are you here? he chooses not to put his hand up. it says "love me, even though i am republican." that sounds very romantic. it kind of fits. ♪
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i never meant to make to run a way calle ♪ beji un die b --aby, you and i -- i just want to make you happy ♪ but we can not agree because i love you ♪
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you just love me even though i'm republican ♪ i'm just looking out for you and the government ♪ -- never know i'm not loving all want to do is make a ♪ lot tiu --to you can not i even though i'm a republican? ♪ i love you, even though i'm not necessarily for love itself. ♪ for yo, i make an exception. baby, i want -- ♪
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even though i am republican ♪ i have a heart ♪ some people think that i -- being a republican makes you a bad person, but it does not ♪ i still want to lay down on my bed at night jain bamboo fence, the house that i dealt with change i
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accumulated throughout my life ♪ a platform that i paid for with -- i think to myself, republican love ♪ republican love ♪ [applause] [laughter] i want to thank you tonight. i really appreciate being here. thank you, we are honored. you guys are amazing. thank you very much. take care, good night. [applause]
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>> let's give a thank you -- that's -- i had no idea it david spade could play keyboard. this is what happens when the camera guy throws a party. i hope you all had a great time tonight. [applause] you have been spammed relentlessly with these e-mail's for the past year. it is a tradition at the rtca for one chairman to pass the gavel to the other. it is my honor to pass this gavel to my dear friend, john wallace from fox news. [applause] do a toast with paper cups. that is what camera guys do.
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[applause] before i give this gavel to john, i want to say thank you to cnn for letting me run this. it was my bosses who gave me the time to let me work on this. we got a lot of stuff done in the last year and a half, two years. that is partly because of my bosses letting me do this. i really appreciate that. with that said, i love you too. i have no clue who you are. i want to pass the gavel to john wallace. john, it is great to have you as a colleague and friend. the 2012 chairman rtca the. this is over. everybody follow the howard thunder machine to the after party. have a great night.
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take care. [applause] [drums] [drums] [drums]
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