Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It's Inauguration Day!You can watch MSNBC's live streaming coverage here:
Of course, all the major networks and news channels will carry live coverage during the day. Online livestreams will also be available at C-Span, Hulu, Current TV (which will also Twitterstream its coverage), Ustream.tv (with live chat) and Joost.
The Huffington Post will liveblog the event, and Twitter (just click on search word "Inauguration") is a great source of real time reax from people who are experiencing the historic occasion in person. Other great sources are the NPR Inauguration Report which will collect dispatches from several platforms (Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and text messages) and CNN/Microsoft Photosynth which will transform spectators' uploaded photos into 3D images.
Here's the official schedule of events (via ABC News):
The theme of the Inauguration is "A New Birth of Freedom" in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth. This theme is incorporated into the Inaugural Program, Luncheon menu (pdf) and decor. Of course Obama will carry this one step further by being sworn in on Lincoln's Bible.
Lastly, here's a fun video showing 23 facts about the Inauguration:
Let the celebrations begin!
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