RTX6TGZA EditHistorian Ron Chernow provided remarks at the dinner in lieu of a comedian—although he still brought some laughs with D.C.-specific lines like, “I learned that a rumor was circulating in Washington that I was going to be reading aloud from the redacted portions of the Muller report.”Photo: J. Lawler Duggan/Reuters

WASHINGTON—Despite the lower profile of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner—President Trump skipped the dinner yet again and fewer celebrities attended—the weekend remains one of Washington’s premiere showcases for the event industry.

Major media brands like CNN, Politico, NBC News, and others hosted major events, while Samantha Bee brought star wattage with the likes of Robert De Niro at her “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner,” while still honoring the work of journalists covering the White House.

Meanwhile, for the main event Saturday at the Washington Hilton, the association replaced its annual dinner’s featured comedian with historian Ron Chernow—who still brought some laughs with jokes about the Mueller report and President Trump.

Here’s a look inside the weekend’s biggest events.

Politico and CBS Pre-Dinner Reception

White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Not The White House Correspondents Dinner

Not The White House Correspondents Dinner

Not The White House Correspondents Dinner

NBC News & MSNBC After-Party

NBC News & MSNBC After-Party

NBC News & MSNBC After-Party

CNN Political Hangover Brunch

CNN Political Hangover Brunch

CNN Political Hangover Brunch

CNN Political Hangover Brunch

CNN Political Hangover Brunch

Politico Brunch

Politico Brunch

Politico Brunch

Politico Brunch

Politico Brunch

UTA White House Correspondents’ Party

‘Capitol FIle’ After-Party

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