The 57thPresidential Inauguration takes place on Monday, Jan. 21 and most TV networks are planning extensive coverage. However, if you’re away from home when Barack Obama is sworn in at 11:55 p.m. EST, you can still catch all of the action from Washington D.C. online with live stream coverage. On Jan. 15, ABC and Yahoo announced that they joined forces to not only cover the swearing-in ceremony, but also extensive daylong coverage online.
The live stream begins at 9:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 21 and continues until 5 p.m. ABC News’ Dan Harris and Yahoo News’ Oliver Knox are set to anchor Barack Obama’s 2nd inauguration live stream event. In addition, ABC News' team of anchors and correspondents will contribute to special live stream coverage throughout the day, including:
- Business correspondent Bianna Golodryga reports live from NYC
- Digital correspondent Dan Kloeffler reports from the National Mall
- Senior Washington editor Rick Klein reports live from Washington, DC
- Correspondent Reena Ninan talks to crowds along the parade route
Coverage will also include on-the-ground reporting and analysis from Yahoo News' Jeff Greenfield, Phoebe Connelly, Chris Moody, Holly Bailey and Walter Shapiro, along with a lineup of all-star guests, contributors and Washington insiders, including:
- Ben Smith, editor-in-chief for BuzzFeed
- Walter Schieb, former White House executive chef
- Kevin Caffee, senior editor for "Washington Life"
- Lori Bergamotto, fashion writer for "Lucky Magazine"
- Eric Draper, official photographer for George W. Bush
- Michael Waldman, former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton
Evening coverage will continue with a live feed from both Inaugural balls. From the Presidential swearing-in ceremony to the Inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, ABC News and Yahoo News will deliver live streaming access to one of the most important days in U.S. history. In addition, ABC News will incorporate enhanced navigation, interactive features and infographics to encourage participation from viewers, such as:
- 2013 parade route with embedded video player: An in-depth look at the President's movements throughout the day from the procession to the White House, including parade route markers, a historic look at the past Presidents and interior views of the U.S. Capitol.
- Inauguration 2013 - Famous speeches of the past: A photographic look at history featuring the most memorable moments and words spoken on the National Mall, from Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural address (1861) to the Million Man March (1995) and the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (1951).
- Who's who at the podium: An interactive hover graphic of the 2013 Presidential swearing-in featuring biographical information and factoids on the President's guests.
- Breaking hashtags: A tool to help viewers search trending topics and the latest, most interesting discussions on Twitter.
A complete mobile app suite for iPhone, Android, iPad will offer ABC News viewers immediate access to the Inaugural schedule of events, including live streamed videos, interactive maps and infographics. ABC News mobile app users can select geo-targeted push alerts for real-time news updates on their phones for an enhanced mobile experience.
To get set for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, here are some interesting facts about Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.
- It had the largest attendance of any event in the history in Washington, DC.
- It had the largest attendance of any Presidential Inauguration in US history.
- It had the highest Internet viewership ever of any swearing-in ceremony.
- It was the first inaugural webcast to include captioning.
- It was the first swearing-in ceremony to include an audio description.
- First woman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein emceed the ceremony.
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