Today is an historic day.
You may be stuck in a place with no TV or at work. No worries. There are plenty of ways to catch the inauguration ceremony online and here is a quick run through.
The Swearing-in Ceremony is at 11:30AM and at 2:30PM the Inaugural Parade will move down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
At 7PM, the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with performances by some of the music world’s best. ABC is casting this live from 8-10pm EST.
Inauguration Streaming Video
- Official Site
First, check the official Inugural Schedule to learn what time is different events scheduled at. The Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) website will stream live video of the official swearing-in Ceremony beginning at 11:30AM.
Just make sure you have Microsoft Silverlight installed to view this stream in your computer.
- Live Feed & Virtual Flight over D.C.
Harris Corp will be streaming live high definition views of the parade route and 3D virtual views of downtown DC. You can also see a live video feed of the parade route via a webcam positioned atop the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown D.C. (this didn’t open in Firefox/linux)
Hulu.com is already live streaming the inauguration proceedings here. You can also view past inaugural ceremonies, interviews, speeches in the Obama Presidency page.
UStream.tv is also live streaming the Inauguration proceedings and it gives you a chance to voice your excitement via the interactive chat. In fact, Ustream just released an iPhone app that will let you watch this live stream right from iPhone or iPod Touch.
C-SPAN is using Mogulus to webcast a multichannel grid of these activities
if you are looking for an international perspective, Livestation will be offering content from BBC World News, Euro News & France 24.
Broadcasting live and will be using Facebook status updates from users logged onto Facebook Connect at CNN.com.
- MSNBC/Fox News
MSNBC & Fox News are streaming live as well.
Joost will be live streaming CBS new’s feed.
- USA Today
USAToday.com is also live streaming.
Inauguration on Twitter
If you will be on Twitter today, here are a few Twitter accounts worth following:
I am not sure if Twitter is going to be able to handle the slew of tweets people live-tweeting from DC and the rest of us tweeting about this and the rest. I really don’t want to see the fail whale today!
Enjoy watching this historical event!
Wow, that was an awesome speech! If you missed it, you can read the Inaugural Speech Transcript at NPR.