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“Getting There is Half the Fun; Being There is All of It!”

Did you know Bob Schieffer‘s favorite film is Being There?

Quite fittingly, it’s the story of a man who simply regurgitates everything he’s heard on TV, and in doing so, becomes the star of the Washington political elite.

As part of the Capitol Classics series, The Week’s Margaret Carlson hosted a dinner and a screening of Schieffer’s favorite last night at the Phillips Collection. Carlson introduced Schieffer mentioning his budding music career, which prompted him to recite a few lines of his signature song “TV Anchorman” before introducing the movie.

Few attended the film after dinner, but those who did were full of laughs.

To steal the 1979 release’s tagline, “Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!” Having all the fun last night was Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell (with Alan Greenspan), Tammy Haddad, Luke Russert, Betsy Fischer, Christopher Isham, John Dickerson, Mark Shields, Charlie Cook and Doyle McManus.

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