Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" to stream on Twitter after TBS debut
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
To Stream on Twitter After TBS Debut
Special to Air Saturday, April 29, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS,
Followed by an Uncensored Encore Broadcast at 11 p.m. (ET) on Twitter
Turner's TBS is crying-with-joy-emoji to announce that Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will stream on Twitter following the special's premiere on TBS. Hosted by Samantha Bee, the event will take place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 29. It will then air that evening as a one-hour special on TBS at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with an additional broadcast on Twitter at 11 p.m. (ET). Fans on Twitter in the United States will be able to access the stream by going to samanthabee.twitter.com, as well as via the @FullFrontalSamB Twitter handle.
"Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will finally answer the question, "What if Washington D.C.'s annual nerd prom were hosted by a lady nerd and had way more curse words? Also, what if it actually honored a free press and gave the finger to those who would try to diminish it?" And thanks to the uncensored encore Twitter stream of the special, viewers will be able to see and hear all those curses and fingers. Twitter will also serve as a hub for exclusive content from the event, including an hour-long red carpet special hosted by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's team of correspondents beginning at 9 p.m. (ET). And yes, #NotTheWHCD has an emoji… this #$&@ is serious.
"The teens who run our social media accounts said we should do this and, honestly, I was about three margaritas in at the time, so I guess it's happening," said Samantha Bee.
"Social media is a powerful tool for journalism so it makes perfect sense for us to collaborate with Twitter in presenting this first-of-its-kind special," said Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand innovation. "This is also a tremendous opportunity to grow fandom for Full Frontal by embracing the virtuous relationship between social buzz and TV viewership."
"Samantha Bee regularly offers fans compelling content on Twitter," said Anthony Noto, Twitter COO. "We are thrilled to collaborate with her and TBS to bring the video of this must-see special and the related conversation to Twitter."
TBS's proceeds from "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists (cpj.org). For additional information and updates regarding the event, please follow #NotTheWHCD.
About Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Hosted by Samantha Bee, noted purveyor of FAKE NEWS™, TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is television's #1 late-night show with adults 18-34 for the year-to-date. It also tops late-night series on ad-supported television with adults 18-49. Since premiering in February 2016, the show has rapidly grown its audience, delivering +76% higher among adults 18-34 and +98% higher among adults 18-49 in Q1 2017 than it did the same time last year.
Bee took late night by storm with her bare-knuckled coverage of the 2016 Presidential election. Now the Full Frontal team is leading late-night's efforts to keep the new administration honest. Or make them honest. Or just laugh at their dishonesty.
In addition to covering Washington politics, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee shines a spotlight on stories beyond the beltway, from untested rape kits in Georgia to abortion laws in Texas to diaper bills in California, as well as national tragedies such as the mass shooting in Orlando. Full Frontal also travels around the world to cover international stories, with segments from Jordan, Germany, Russia, and Scotland.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The series is executive-produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Jo Miller, Miles Kahn and Tony Hernandez.
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