YOUR NIGHTLY VIDEO: After Colbert Controversy, White House Correspondents Demand Little

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By: Greg Mitchell

Last year, Stephen Colbert’s piercing performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner caused delight or outrage, depending where you…sat. It was an edgy demolition job that caused some in the audience (perhaps even President Bush) to squirm.

That shouldn’t be a problem this year, with the announcement today that aging impersonator Rich Little would be the comedic guest at this year’s gala, coming in April. Now, we don’t want to take anything away from Little — we practically grew up with him and he surely belongs in the Impersonator Hall of Fame — but he is more Vegas than Daily Show or SNL. And perhaps that’s the point, as the hosts have made clear. He can be funny but usually in a very safe and sound way.

For a look at what the journos and their guests will be getting, here’s a little Little, off Letterman:

Click here to watch.

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For MLK Day, Sam Cooke singing the most powerful, if not greatest, song of our time, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” over a montage of Black History images.

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And here’s the Dylan version:

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