PBS NEWSHOUR Offers Live Coverage of Inauguration of President Obama

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 in PBS News.

PBS NEWSHOUR will provide comprehensive live coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.  A special daytime edition of the PBS NewsHour broadcast anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff begins at 10 A.M. on Monday, January 21, 2013 on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.  Online, the PBS NewsHour team will offer extensive reporting on the people, the process and the history of past celebrations. A live stream of the inaugural can be accessed on the KTWU Homepage using the “Streaming PBS NEWSHOUR” link.

The 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 the NewsHour’s regular commentators syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.   Presidential historians Richard Norton Smith, Beverly Gage and Annette Gordon-Reed will contribute perspective and historical context

Online, the PBS NewsHour website will list the schedule for the day’s events with a breakdown of what’s happening where and when.  You can read our Inauguration Live Blog and watch a live stream of our broadcast special as well as extended live coverage of the inaugural parade.

Other Online Features 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
  • A Feature Report on Presidential Second Terms throughout history
  • A Presidential History Quiz to test your knowledge
  • NewsHour correspondents Ray Suarez and Hari Sreenivasan will report from the National Mall for the website and that evening’s broadcast of the NewsHour.
  • An Inauguration Lesson Plan for Teachers: Attention middle and high school teachers, PBS NewsHour Extra! has developed a lesson plan that correlates to national standards to help teach students about presidential history and the inauguration.  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/history/inauguration_01-03.html
  • Reports from Rising Stars: As part of a larger effort to recruit rising stars for future public media newsrooms, PBS NewsHour held a competition to identify leading student journalists across the country.  The fourteen winning student journalists will travel to D.C. to participate in a multimedia short course and provide special coverage of the inauguration. More information and their reports can be found here: http://vote2012collegetour.tumblr.com

Tune in to KTWU at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 21st or online at www.pbs.org/newshour for the PBS NEWSHOUR Inauguration Special.