The Presidential Inauguration and MLK Day all wrapped into one. Today, is a pretty historic day. Being that we are a homeschooling family we try to use opportunities like this as learning opportunities. So we’ll enjoy learning about our nation’s process of swearing in president’s every four years, as well as the importance of the day that it falls on.
Regardless, if you agree with President Obama and his policies, voted for him, or not, the fact that we can peacefully do this every four years makes it very special. Our government and political process is not perfect, but we are not fighting and (literally) killing one another each time a president is elected or is sworn into office.
Some of us do not have to go into our place of work today, while some do. Whether you are in front of television or not, in a cubicle, or enjoying some extra time with your family, there are many places for you to watch the inauguration live online.
Presidential Inauguration Schedule
Today, beginning at 11:30 a.m., President Obama and Vice President Biden will take part in the ceremonial swearing-in. The President will also give his inaugural address during this time.
Later today, you can see the inaugural parade (2:55 p.m.) and the Commander In Chief Ball (8:30 p.m.).
The White House is also going to stream the inauguration live on YouTube on Monday, starting at 11 a.m..
ABC News will live stream the entire inauguration ceremony on its site, starting on Monday at 9:30 a.m..
CBS News is going to stream Monday’s event on Ustream, starting at 9 a.m.
Fox News will begin its online live coverage Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Univision’s Spanish-language live stream of the inauguration starts Monday at 11 a.m. on YouTube.
CNN is not only streaming Monday’s events starting at 11:30 a.m.
MSN News will stream the inauguration live on its site.
Hulu is featuring live streams from Fox News, ABC and Yahoo News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. For detailed times, check Hulu’s live streaming page.
C-SPAN will stream pretty much everything on its site, starting Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Ustream has links to a bunch of additional feeds, including live feeds from citizen journalists covering the events, on its blog.
(Note: All times are Eastern Standard times)
Question: Will you be watching the Presidential Inauguration, or any of the events with your family today?