Watch live video (and later, replay) of President Barack Obama’s official Inaugural swearing-in ceremony on Sun. Jan. 20, 2013 at the White House at noon. He takes the oath of office, administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. iIn accordance with the Constitution. Live coverage starts at 11 a.m. ET and the swearing in ceremony begins precisely at 11:55 a.m.; see it in real time via embedded live stream video player below, along with more details on both Internet and television broadcast below after the jump.
UPDATE: Replay video is below.
Note: On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 the public swearing-In and Inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol takes place, at which time President Obama delivers the Inaugural address, followed by the traditional events in Washington, DC including the luncheon and parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Replay video is posted below. For continuing live coverage of the Inauguration, the live stream video is posted directly below this video. Scroll down to watch.
The embedded live web-feed video player is above and Adobe flash. If not available on your mobile device or smart phone, or you have iPhone or iPad, you can get a free download of the official White House apps (also available for Android); details here. Other sites with live streaming offer similar options for iPhone and iPad including CNN; details here. As for other official Inauguration apps check out the full rundown on what is available by clicking here.
The question arises: When is Inauguration Day in 2013? This has caused some confusion because the official day of Presidential Inauguration — January 20 — falls on a Sunday this time, and thus, this 57th Presidential Inauguration has become a two-day event. Thus, there are two oath of office ceremonies — official and public. The former remains on the 20th to fulfill a constitutional requirement that the President be sworn into office at noon that day. The latter, along with all public events, takes place on a Monday. (Traditionally a public Inauguration is not scheduled on a weekend.)
Details on how to watch the live coverage of the public Inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21 can be found here. Coincidentally, these events also fall on the third Monday of January which is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday.
This official ceremony in which President Barack H. Obama is sworn into office for his second term at the White House receives widespread coverage online and on television. As for the latter, check out TV broadcasts on cable channels including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN among others. U.S. broadcast networks also have coverage — NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS.
To watch online, you find additional options at major news sites including abcnews.com – cbsnews.com – nbcnews.com – pbs.org – c-span.org among others. Individual start times vary so check the individual Web sites for complete schedule details. Or for a detailed roundup of all TV schedules and coverage you will find it here. (via The Obama Diary)
As noted, if you are watching here with the video player, coverage will starts at 11 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 11:55 a.m. ET.
For the official swearing-in, with the oath administered again by Chief Justice Roberts, President Obama will place his hand on a bible from First Lady Michelle Obama’s family. Known as the Robinson Family Bible, it once belonged to her paternal grandmother, LaVaughn Delores Robinson, and given to her by the First Lady’s late father, Fraser Robinson III. You can find out more about the bible and its significance as well as the bibles to be used at the public ceremony — two, one belonging to Abraham Lincoln, the other to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — here.
A preview video is below.
Photo credit: Official Presidential Portrait (2013) by Pete Souza (White House Photo)
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