Where To Watch 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Find out where you can watch the ceremonies.

Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term.

On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863.


CNN: Coverage begins at 9 a.m.

ABC: coverage begins at 9 a.m.

NBC: Coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. 

This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one owned by Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about going to the inauguration, such as where to stay and what to bring, click here.

The ceremony is followed by the inaugural parade and then the inaugural ball. 

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JohnnyMass January 21, 2013 at 01:52 PM
I'd rather watch paint dry.
Aron Levy January 23, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Somehow that doesn't surprise me as being the most intellectually stimulating entertainment you can handle. Anything more would fly right over your head.
W Gannon January 24, 2013 at 09:15 PM
In a time machine


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