There were a couple of formal events inside-the-Beltway--one solemn, one frivolous--that inspired the narration of the anchors back in New York. The solemn one was that ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. ABC's Charles Gibson (subscription required) paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the "all-volunteer, all-black" WWII fighter pilots, belatedly receiving the Congressional Gold Medal: "They served in a segregated military, defending a segregated America." CBS' Katie Couric narrated the frivolity at the black-tie Radio & TV Correspondents dinner where President Bush offered self-deprecating stand-up comedy and his political operative Karl Rove tried to "bust a move" to a satirical rap song. Couric called Rove's hip-hop dance step "a jaw-dropping performance."
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