G2 has learned that the Sequoia, the presidential yacht designated as a historical landmark in 1987, will be sailing for an event next weekend for Luke’s Wings. The local nonprofit, co-founded by Fletcher Gill, a great nephew of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, helps wounded veterans and their families.
Mr. Gill says stars from social, political and international Washington will be in attendance.
The yacht, built in 1925 and now privately owned, has served presidents since Herbert Hoover.
Lost in translation
Looks like somebody over at MSNBC needs to brush up on geography. While anchor Norah O’Donnell was announcing the results of Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in Virginia on Wednesday’s live broadcast, the upper right-hand graphic on-screen depicted the unmistakable silhouette of West Virginia.
It’s a go
Coming soon to a television near you: D.C., as seen through the eyes of eight drama-prone twentysomethings!
MTV has now confirmed, as we reported yesterday, that 2000 S St. NW will serve as the set of the 23rd season of its pioneering reality series “The Real World.”
The network’s president of programming, Tony DiSanto, announced on Wednesday: “The charged atmosphere of Washington, D.C., the center of our country’s social and political change, will provide an electric setting for this next season of ‘The Real World.’ We are thrilled to be filming our classic franchise in the heart of where history is being made … it adds a whole new dimension to the great characters and drama our viewers expect and love from ‘The Real World.’ ”
The DC episodes will air in 2010.
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