George Stephanopoulos currently serves as an ABC News analyst and roundtable member on This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts, where each Sunday he discusses current affairs with fellow pundits Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will. Which is a long way from that July Fourth in 1981, when Stephanopoulos took his very first trip to Washington, D.C., from his home in Cleveland, carrying with him what most people carry to Washington: a sense of awe. A Rhodes scholar and son of a Greek Orthodox priest, Stephanopoulos' first Washington job was as a congressional intern. That position launched him on a journey that would eventually take him all the way to the White House, where as key strategist in both Clinton presidential campaigns, he became the young face - and most eligible bachelor - of the Clinton administration, eventually serving as senior advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy. Although the 41-year-old now lives in New York with his new wife, actress Alexandra Wentworth, a piece of Stephanopoulos' soul remains in the nation's capital. Here's a weekend with George in Washington, D.C.
"The new Ritz-Carlton is in a perfect location right between Georgetown and Dupont Circle downtown. It's pretty central - only a few blocks from the White House, a couple of blocks from the Kennedy Center, near everything. It has access to Sports Club/LA, the best gym in D.C. It has friendly service and it's huge, with every possible machine, squash courts, basketball courts, pool. And it's brand-new."