What’s Worth Watching: The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, the documentary ‘ Team Foxcatcher’, the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and more for Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (Saturday, April 30, 6:30/5:30c, C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC): Seems appropriate that for President Obama’s final official victory lap at what’s known as Washington, D.C.’s “Nerd Prom” for reporters and the politicians they cover, they’ve tapped one of today’s leading African-American satirists, The Nightly Show‘s Larry Wilmore, to host and serve up topical jokes. (This year has given him no shortage of material.) The president’s no slouch at one-liners, either, so it should be a memorable night.
Team Foxcatcher (Friday, April 29 Netflix): If Foxcatcher whetted your curiosity, this documentary (marking the 20th anniversary of the tragic events) delves further into the events that led to the murder of champion wrestler David Schultz by benefactor John E. DuPont.
2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Saturday, April 30, 8/7c, HBO): Always one of the most rocking parties of any given year, this year’s ceremony was taped in early April—before the sudden passing of Prince, which is why there’s no homage—with honorees including Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick and N.W.A., most of whom perform classics from their catalogue. A highlight: Cheap Trick accompanied by Chicago and Deep Purple band members for “Ain’t That a Shame,” with Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Paul Shaffer, Rob Thomas and Stevie Van Zandt joining in the festivities.
Jazz at the White House (Saturday, April 30, 8/7c): More music, this concert celebrating International Jazz Day (and taped Friday in the White House) with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama grooving to performances by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, Al Jerreau, Buddy Guy and Pat Metheny.