The Press: Skirted

For most of the 400 reporters accredited to cover Franklin Roosevelt, the big event of the year is the night when he covers them. That is at the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner. It is the only wartime dinner the President attends outside the White House. Some of the correspondents' editors show up to pat their backs, the drinks flow swiftly, the Fourth Estate has itself a time. Last week it all happened again. But 37 White House reporters stayed away. The reason: they wear skirts.

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