Who’s The Special Guest?


No, it’s not Borat:

    Washingtonians are eagerly awaiting Wednesday’s Radio & TV Correspondents dinner at the Washington Hilton, but event organizers are tight-lipped about the evening’s top entertainment.

    “It is very different,” Fox News Washington Bureau Chief Brian Wilson tells Yeas & Nays. “It’s never been done before. It’s a little outside the box, and people will talk about it for 20 years to come.”

    So secretive is the entertainment that Wilson hasn’t even let his executive committee in on the secret (Wilson serves as vice chairman of the Capitol Hill Radio/TV Correspondents’ Association). Although Wilson did try to get Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) for the event, Cohen’s scheduling difficulties got in the way.

    The national anthem will be sung by country star Ricky Skaggs, and the evening will feature the debut of a new JibJab.com cartoon video. The video will parody the state of television journalism and include such cartoon appearances as Anderson Cooper, Geraldo Rivera, Larry King and even Wilson himself. More than 2,400 guests are expected at the dinner, and President Bush will make his first appearance at the dinner since 2004.