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Here is a schedule of events for Inauguration Day and what networks will provide coverage, starting with the private Swearing-in of President Obama on Sunday at 11:50 a.m.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Jan 20, 2013 01:15 PM EST
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U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing his first news conference since his reelection, at the White House in Washington November 14, 2012.
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing his first news conference since his reelection, at the White House in Washington November 14, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

Rasmussen poll revealed that 58 percent of likely U.S. voters will watch some Inaugural Day coverage on television, including 18 percent who plan to watch everything and 14 percent who will watch most of it. 

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Networks will provide a wide array of coverage starting with the private Swearing-in of President Obama on Sunday at 11:50 a.m. It took place in the Blue Room of the White House and was open only to White House press. Beyoncé sang the national anthem, James Taylor performed "America the Beautiful" and Kelly Clarkson sung "My Country 'Tis of Thee" when Obama took the oath of office.

The Swearing-In ceremony was followed by the Inaugural Balls and Kids' Inaugural Concert, The Creative Coalition's Inaugural Ball, Plan to Rock! Party, Musicians on Call Charity Benefit and the Out for Equality Celebration. 

Check back Monday and Tuesday for live stream links to watch all the Inauguration Day coverage free online.  

Here is a list of all the inaugural events on Monday and Tuesday and where to watch them, courtesy of The Washington TImes:


Ceremonial Swearing-In -11:30 a.m. EST

For the second time, President Barack Obama will be given the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts on the Capitol steps. The event is open to the public with ticketed seating or free standing. 

Inaugural Parade - 2:35 p.m. EST

After the Inaugural Luncheon with Congress in the Capitol, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives will lead the parade to the White House. The event is open to the public with viewing stands, bleachers and standing sites along Pennsylvania Avenue. 

The Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball  - 6:00 p.m. EST

Held at the Washington Convention Center, doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST for some halls and 7 p.m. for others. Tickets are sold out. 


National Prayer Service - 10:30 a.m. EST

Open only to the press and dignitaries, President Obama, Vice President Biden and their spouses will attend a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral.

NBC Washington / Channel 4 will broadcast all the events following the private Swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, 

On Monday, starting at 5 a.m., CNN's Soledad O'Brien will cover all the day's events with help from reporting teams consisting of John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger, Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John King, Don Lemom, Piers Morgan and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Anderson Cooper will be live from the Mall, and Morgan and Burnett will broadcast live from the balls, which start at 6 p.m.

Fox News anchors Megyn Kelly and Bret Brier will host coverage for most of Sunday and Monday. Their coverage teams include Brit Hume, Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes, Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Jon Scott, and Jenna Lee. Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will broadcast from Lafayette Park across from the White House, James Rosen and correspondent Doug McKelway will cover the parade and Molly Henneberg and reporter Peter Doocy will report from the two Inaugural Balls.

ABC News will cover the second Presidential Inauguration on TV and its digital counterparts include, ABC's mobile apps, Yahoo!, and radio. On Monday, live coverage will start at 7 a.m. with "Good Morning America, Special Inaugural Edition," co-anchored by George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott. From 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Diane Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will anchor the coverage and will be joined by an ABC news team consisting of Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz,  David Muir, Bill Weir, Deborah Roberts, Cecilia Vega, Reena Ninan reporting from the parade, Terry Moran and Pierre Thomas.

MSNBC TV Inauguration Day coverage on Monday will stream live from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be hosted by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, with Lawrence O'Donnell, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton. Andrea Mitchell and Luke Russert will be at the Capitol and Chuck Todd will report from the White House parade-viewing stand. MSNBC online -, facebook/msnbc, - will also provide coverage on Inauguration Day. 

CBS' Scott Pelley will anchor Inauguration coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, following a three-hour "CBS This Morning" program with hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. 

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