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PBS NewsHour Offers Live Coverage of President Obama’s Inauguration On Air and Online
Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill anchor
ARLINGTON, VA. -- “PBS
Newshour” will provide comprehensive live coverage of President Barack
Obama’s second inauguration. A special daytime edition of the “NewsHour”
broadcast anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and a live stream of the
inaugural both begin at 11 a.m. Eastern on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Online, the
PBS NewsHour team will offer reporting on the people, the process and the
history of past celebrations.
broadcast special includes live coverage at the Capitol building, including the
swearing-in and President Obama’s second inaugural address. Plus, it will
feature analysis by regular “NewsHour” commentators, syndicated columnist Mark
Shields and columnist David Brooks of The New York Times.Presidential historians Richard Norton Smith, Beverly Gage and Annette
Gordon-Reed will contribute perspective and historical context.
the “NewsHour” website will list the schedule for the day’s events with a
breakdown of what’s happening where and when. Other online features will
include An interview with Stephen
Ayers, architect of the Capitol, who oversaw construction of the massive
stage and viewing stands built on the Capitol grounds for the inauguration. The
platform will also have a report on presidential second terms throughout
history, quizzes, and Ray Suarez and
Hari Sreenivasan reporting from the National Mall. A lesson plan for
teachers will be included, and a report on rising stars in student journalism.