January 17, 2009

The Inauguration Online: A Viewer's Guide

As Washington prepares to receive around 2 million visitors, Web sites are busy getting ready for their inauguration visitors also. The big party starts on Tuesday, January 20 at 11:30 ET, and even if you can't get there to brave the low temperatures (estimated to be 30 degrees and mostly cloudy), you can watch the event on your computer in the warmth of your own home.

Here are some places to hang out online this Tuesday:


  • Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies - they are "in charge" of all inaugural activities and they are streaming everything - with closed captioning.
  • CBS News - coverage starts at 7 a.m. ET
  • CNN - has partnered with Facebook to provide live streaming of the swearing-in and Obama's speech.
  • MSNBC - will stream the event live.
  • C-SPAN - coverage starts on January 20 with an online "control room" of various webcasts. Users can choose from one of four live feeds.
  • ABC News - regular coverage here too.
  • Hulu - will provide live streaming coverage starting at noon for two hours.
  • Current TV and Twitter - have partnered to add real-time tweets to Current's broadcast and Webcast of the swearing in.
Don't forget to read my live blogs here on warrenslocum.blogspot.com and my live tweets on Twitter. Hopefully, I will be publishing photographs along the way too.

Enjoy the history online.



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