Nightly News   |  April 28, 2013

Politics, Hollywood mesh at correspondents' dinner

Politics and entertainment met at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a word about last night. they held the annual white house correspondents dinner in washington where the worlds of politics, news and entertainment come together and sometimes collide and where the president, as are you about to see, gets to let his hair down.

>> i understand second term, you need a burst of new energy. try some new things. and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012 but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and look, call me self-centered, but i can think of one minority they could start with. some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. "why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell ," they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell ?

>> the president as comic in chief last night in washington.