The event, headlined by Conan O'Brien, will play across cable news channels.
CNN has said it will focus on the dinner from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The first hour replays highlights from past dinners. The 10 p.m. hour shifts to remarks by President Barack Obama and O'Brien. The TBS late-night host has the tricky assignment of being amusing after recent national tragedies.
CNN's coverage will hosted by Don Lemon with assistance from White House correspondent Brianna Keilar and entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner. CNN also offers red-carpet arrivals in the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. hours.
As for "Saturday Night Live" today, NBC will offer repeats of the Anne Hathaway/Rihanna show at 10 p.m. and the Justin Timberlake episode at 11:29 p.m. (Yes, that's how the time is listed.) Timberlake was host and musical guest for the recent show.
But good news: "SNL" will end its 38th season with three new installments. Zach Galifianakis hosts May 4, when Of Monsters and Men is the musical guest.
Kristen Wiig returns to host May 11, when Vampire Weekend is the musical guest.