Hollywood on the Potomac
Designers were putting the finishing touches on the dinner venue for the annual soiree hosted on Friday night by Katherine and David Bradley, owner of Atlantic Media which includes The National Journal.
The art that flanked the garden dining area: “The Ballets Russes—the most innovative dance company of the 20th century—propelled the performing arts to new heights through groundbreaking collaborations between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers. Founded by Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872–1929) in Paris in 1909, the company combined Russian and Western traditions with a healthy dose of modernism, thrilling and shocking audiences with its powerful fusion of choreography, music, and design.”
The Powerhouse, one of Georgetown’s newest hot spots, was certainly heating up on Friday night for one of The White House Correspondents’ Association’s weekend’s first major pre-partys.
“For all of us, Wolf Blitzer is a leading example of quality journalism; he has been building an exemplary professional image over the course of an extraordinary career,” said The Ambassaador of Italy, Claudio Bisogniero, when presenting the CNN host of The Situation Room with the Urbino Press Award.
I am honored to receive the Urbino Press Award. I accept it also on behalf of all of my colleagues at CNN. Ted Turner’s idea of having a channel dedicated entirely to the news has really changed the way information is reported in the United States and the world,” said Blitzer
Italian fashion designers Piero and Giacomo Guidi established the award in recognition of American journalists who, with great commitment, strive to keep the public informed about current events.
Conferred in the past to some of American journalism’s best reporters, NPR’s Diane Rehm was the first recepient. Past winners also include Helene Cooper of the New York Times, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times, Martha Raddatz of ABC news, and Michael Weisskopf of Time magazine.
“We were unmarried, we were kids and Carl really developed this method of let’s go see people at night, without an appointment.” Bob Woodward
“I think he (Ben Bradlee) came to trust us because we brought in the goods. We brought the information. Editors like nothing more than a good story.” Carl Bernstein
“Discovery Channel and award-winning actor/director Robert Redford presented a landmark television event looking back at Watergate – the original game changer of American politics.
Redford, who served as producer of the iconic 1976 film All the President’s Men, brought the story of Watergate to the screen with authenticity, power and precise detail while doing justice to a seminal chapter in American history.