HBO at the White House

Update

That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

Last night’s “Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word” at the White House — featuring Joshua Brandon Bennett, Michael Chabon, Mayda del Valle, James Earl Jones, Eric Lewis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamaica Heolimeleikanani Osorio, Esperanza Spalding and Ayelet Waldman — was taped for an upcoming HBO special, according to a White House pool report, the latest venture between the Obama team and the pay cabler. (HBO also presented the Lincoln Memorial inaugural special). President Obama told those gathered that the purpose of the evening was to “highlight the importance of the arts…the power of words and music.” The event also was streamed on the White House Web site.

NPR Nix: The outrage over “Outrage” continues

Resignation: The executive director of Miss California USA resigns after Carrie Prejean is not removed from her post.

See and Be Seen: Prejean’s brother comments on the flap over his sister, Miss California USA, gay marriage, etc.


See and Be Seen II: As a follow to my coverage of the White House Correspondents’ dinner, here’s video of Donald Rumsfeld’s entrance to the shouts of a Code Pink protester. (via Gawker).


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