Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT
On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as president of the United States, along with Joe Biden as vice president.
The oath of office will formally be administered at around 11:55am ET on Sunday, and, according to NBC News, this oath-taking fulfills the constitutional requirement that the president take the oath of office prior to the start of his second term at noon on Sunday, Jan. 20. Because the constitutionally mandated date falls on a Sunday, the public inauguration ceremony will take place on Monday, Jan. 21.
Naturally, many TV networks will be covering the Obama inauguration — both the private swearing-in ceremony on Sunday just before noon, as well as the public inauguration festivities the next day. Here is where you can watch much of it. All times are Eastern. Check back for updates and additions as they are announced.
ABC’s live coverage on Jan. 21 begins at 7am ET with a special edition of Good Morning America co-anchored by George Stephanopoulos in Washington, D.C. From 9:30am-3pm ET, Diane Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will anchor “ABC News Inauguration 2013,” special coverage of the Obama inauguration, from the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. Coverage will include events from the swearing-in ceremony and Obama’s inaugural address to the inaugural procession, as well as reaction from around the nation. Anchors and correspondents contributing to ABC’s coverage will include Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz, David Muir, Barbara Walters, Bill Weir, Josh Elliott, George Will, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile and more. Coverage will continue Monday evening with a special edition of ABC World News With Diane Sawyer at 6:30pm ET. A special edition of Nightline at 12:35am ET (late Monday/early Tuesday) will look back at the events of the day and take viewers inside the inaugural balls.
ABC News and Yahoo! News are teaming to produce live-stream coverage of the Obama inauguration. It kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 20, with a special report on the president’s oath of office at 11:55am ET, followed by continuous coverage on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9:30am-5pm ET, anchored by Dan Harris along with Olivier Knox. Evening coverage continues with a live feed from both inaugural balls, and ABC News and Yahoo! will stream a post-inaugural show called After: The 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10am ET.
BET & CENTRIC
BET News will provide on-air and online coverage of the second Obama inauguration. Journalists Ed Gordon and Cynne Simpson will anchor coverage of the inauguration and celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (which is the same day) with renowned civil rights activists, political pundits and pop-culture experts from the roof of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., through coverage that BET News is calling “From King to President: America Celebrates,” airing live at 11am ET Jan. 21 on BET and CENTRIC. BET News will also have contributors reporting from the U.S. Capitol and along the inauguration parade route. Live coverage of the parade will be featured on the networks starting at 3pm ET.
During and following BET News’ coverage, the conversation will continue online at bet.com/inauguration.
Scott Pelley will lead CBS News’ live coverage of the Obama inauguration, including the official swearing in at the White House on Sunday, Jan. 20.
The network’s Inauguration Day coverage on Monday, Jan. 21, begins with a three-hour CBS This Morning at 7am ET co-hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell from the National Mall. Immediately following this, Pelley will begin anchoring CBS News’ daylong inauguration broadcast (10am-4pm ET). He will be joined on-site by Bob Schieffer and O’Donnell from the National Mall. Contributing to coverage will be Major Garrett, Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, John Dickerson, John Miller, Byron Pitts, Bill Plante, Elaine Quijano, Dean Reynolds, Chip Reid and Bill Whitaker. Pelley will also anchor the CBS Evening News from Washington, D.C., at 6:30pm ET.
CBSNews.com plans on streaming the network’s inauguration coverage on Jan. 21.
CNBC’s coverage, called “The Second Inauguration of Barack Obama,” will run two hours beginning at 11am ET on Jan. 21. The special will be anchored from Washington, D.C., by the network’s Tyler Mathisen and chief Washington correspondent John Harwood, along with live reports from Hampton Pearson.
CNN’s coverage will begin with the private ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 20. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger, Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John King, Don Lemon, Piers Morgan and Soledad O’Brien starting at 10am ET and leading up to a prime-time special at 8pm. Inauguration eve special editions of Piers Morgan Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360 will follow.
On Jan. 21, Early Start With John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point With Soledad O’Brien begin CNN’s coverage at 5am ET. At 9am ET, Wolf Blitzer will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Soledad O’Brien and Jessica Yellin, live from the U.S. Capitol West Front, while Anderson Cooper will be on the National Mall with Gloria Borger, David Gergen, John King, Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon. HLN’s Robin Meade and Christi Paul will be reporting for both CNN and HLN from the National Mall.
On Monday, Candy Crowley will report from the inauguration ceremony platform. The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer will be live from 4pm-7pm from Lafayette Park, the location of the presidential viewing stands. From 7pm-10pm, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett will co-anchor special coverage. Cooper will be live from the Mall, while Morgan and Burnett will be live from inside the inaugural balls. At 10pm, Anderson Cooper 360 will broadcast live to wrap up the day’s events.
On Jan. 21 from 10:30am-1:30pm, CNN will offer unrestricted access to the network’s TV broadcast and inauguration programming via the CNN.com homepage and CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. Users can watch alternative inaugural festivities at CNN.com/live.
CNN International and CNN en Español
On Monday, Jan. 21, CNN International will simulcast CNN domestic programming from 11:30am-1pm ET. CNN en Español will offer live updates starting at 6am on Cafe CNN and through the 11am hour on Actualidad en Vivo. The network will carry the inauguration ceremony and parade live.
C-SPAN‘s coverage of President Obama’s second inauguration begins with a look back at his first. On Sunday, Jan. 20, at 10:30am ET, the network will look back at his 2009 inaugural address. This is followed by a discussion with former presidential speechwriters about this year’s address and how past inaugural addresses have been crafted. Then, there will be live coverage of the president’s official swearing in by Chief Justice John Roberts at 11:55am ET.
On Jan. 21, C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Obama inauguration begins at 7am ET, with events including gavel-to-gavel coverage of the inaugural ceremony from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol at 11:30am ET; the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then President Obama by Chief Justice John Roberts, at noon, followed by the president’s address; the inaugural luncheon from inside Statuary Hall at the Capitol; and the inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
Live coverage of the Obama inauguration starts at 10am ET and features analysis from Jennifer Granholm, John Fugelsang, David Shuster and Michael Shure. Early-day coverage lasts until about 1pm ET, then at 8pm ET there will be further live coverage from Cenk Uygur, Granholm and Fugelsang.
FOX News Channel (FNC)
Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor America’s Election Headquarters: Inauguration 2013 for the private ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 11am ET, along with the public event on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11am-3pm ET, and 9-10pm ET, live from Washington, D.C. Providing insights to the coverage will be Brit Hume, Chris Wallace, Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Juan Williams, Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove and Joe Trippi.
Anchoring from Lafayette Park on Jan. 21 will be Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum (9am-11am ET), Shepard Smith (3pm-4pm ET) and Neil Cavuto (4pm-5pm ET). The O’Reilly Factor (8pm ET) and On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (10pm ET) will be live in primetime on Monday.
Foxnews.com will offer a live stream of the inaugural address as well as coverage of related events around Washington.
Free Speech TV
Free Speech TV will be airing an Obama Inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day special from 9am-1pm ET on Monday, Jan. 21.
HLN says it will be focusing on “people, not policy,” in its coverage of the Obama inauguration, exploring issues like where Americans want to be at the end of the president’s second term. On Jan. 21, Morning Express host Robin Meade anchors live from Washington from 6am-10am ET, with on-location reports from Ryan Smith. Kyra Phillips, based at HLN headquarters in Atlanta, will provide continued live coverage of the day’s events from 10am-1pm ET.
Link TV will air Democracy Now! 2013 Inauguration Coverage from 8am-1pm ET on Jan. 21. This extended live broadcast covers the inauguration proceedings, looks back at President Obama’s first term and offers analysis of prospects for his second term.
On Sunday, Jan. 20, Up With Chris Hayes (8am ET) and Melissa Harris-Perry (10am ET) will originate from Washington, D.C. Then, Chuck Todd will anchor live coverage of the private swearing-in ceremony of the president beginning at 11:50am ET.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Way too Early and an extended Morning Joe will be live from The Dubliner from 5:30-10am ET, with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist. The broadcast is open to the public, and guests will include Colin Powell, Sen. Tim Kaine, David Axelrod, Maureen Dowd, Mike Barnicle, Michael Steele and Alex Wagner.
MSNBC’s coverage of the Obama inauguration then continues live from 10am-4pm ET, hosted by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, with Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Rev. Al Sharpton, from Washington, D.C. Contributors include Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, Joy-Ann Reid, Jose Diaz-Balart, Steve Schmidt, Ed Rendell, Howard Fineman, Michael Steele, Jon Meacham, Jonathan Alter, Michael Eric Dyson and Maria Teresa Kumar, among others. Correspondents will include Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert, Alex Witt, Tamron Hall, Chris Jansing, Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker.
MSNBC’s regularly scheduled programming picks up at 4pm ET with Martin Bashir and continues through primetime, with hosts live in Washington.
NBC News will cover events leading up to and including the Obama inauguration. Weekend broadcasts of NBC Nightly News (Jan. 19 & 20, 6:30pm ET) and Today (Jan. 20, 8am ET) cover the events leading into the formal ceremony on Monday, while Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press (Jan. 20, 9am ET) will feature host David Gregory moderating a roundtable discussion about President Obama’s second term, featuring presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel. At 11:55am ET on Jan. 20, Lester Holt will anchor a special report, along with David Gregory, as President Obama takes the oath of office in a brief ceremony at the White House.
On Jan. 21, Today (7am ET) hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Al Roker and Willie Geist will lead a special edition of the show from Washington, D.C. Then, starting at 10am ET and ending at approximately 4pm ET, Brian Williams will anchor coverage of the Obama inauguration from Capitol Hill, joined by David Gregory and Savannah Guthrie. Other contributors will include Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, Lester Holt, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell, Luke Russert, Ron Mott, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker, Erica Hill, Tamron Hall, Craig Melvin, Peter Alexander, Kristen Welker and Richard Engel. Brian Williams will also anchor an expanded, one-hour edition of NBC Nightly News from Washington, D.C., at 6:30pm ET.
NBCNews.com plans on streaming NBC News broadcast of the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, as well as Monday’s network coverage of the inauguration. The site will offer a 180-degree panoramic view of Monday’s ceremony.
PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of the second Obama inauguration with a special daytime broadcast anchored by Gwen Ifill and Jeffrey Brown, and a live stream of the inaugural events, as well as other coverage online at pbs.org/newshour. Both begin at 11am ET on Monday, Jan. 21. The broadcast includes live coverage at the Capitol building, including the swearing-in and President Obama’s second inaugural address. It will also feature analysis by Mark Shields and David Brooks. Providing perspective and historical context will be Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University; Beverly Gage of Yale; and Annette Gordon-Reed from Harvard Law School.
Telemundo has announced “Inauguración Presidencial,” special coverage of the Obama inauguration, led by Noticias Telemundo anchors José Díaz-Balart and María Celeste Arrarás on Jan. 21 starting at 10am ET.
The network’s coverage begins Sunday, Jan. 20, with President Obama’s private swearing-in, broadcast live at 11:53am ET, followed by a special edition of Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart on location in Washington, D.C., at 12pm ET, focused on the importance of the Latino vote, the outlook for President Obama’s second term and its impact on the Hispanic community.
On Jan. 21, Telemundo will present the details of the inauguration ceremony and inaugural night parties, beginning with the morning show Un Nuevo Día (7am ET). Coverage of the events will continue throughout the day, including Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste (5:30pm ET), which will broadcast from Washington, D.C., for the occasion, and Noticiero Telemundo (6:30pm ET), also on location in the capital.
The Noticias Telemundo team will focus on covering information of interest to the Hispanic community, including the participations of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, whom Vice President Joe Biden chose to administer his oath of office, and Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the first Latino invited to recite a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration. Reporters Lori Montenegro, Carmen Dominicci and Angie Sandoval will be onsite in Washington to cover the swearing-in ceremony, parade and festivities, while Vanessa Hauc from studios in Miami will offer analysis and information about the inauguration’s relevance for U.S. Hispanics.
TV One offers three hours of live, HD coverage of the Obama inauguration from 11am-2pm ET on Jan. 21. Roland Martin, host and managing editor of the network’s Washington Watch, hosts the coverage, which will include the swearing in and inaugural address, reactions from citizens on the National Mall and interviews with notable African-Americans participating in the inaugural festivities. Commentators joining Martin are expected to be Angela Rye, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Dr. Chris Metzler, a political scientist at Georgetown University. Alfredas, co-host of The Russ Parr Morning Show, will contribute to the coverage as a field reporter.
Univision’s live coverage of the Obama inauguration will begin at 11am ET on Jan. 21 and run approximately three hours. Coverage will be led by Jorge Ramos, host of Noticiero Univision and Al Punto, in Washington, along with Satcha Pretto, news anchor for Despierta América and Felix de Bedout, co-anchor of the weekend edition of Noticiero Unvision. In addition, Washington correspondent Lourdes Meluzá will be at the Capitol, while correspondents Luis Megid, Nayeli Chávez-Geller and Blanca Rosa Vílchez will report from the National Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the White House, respectively. Univision will cover all the festivities, including the swearing-in ceremony, the inaugural address and the inaugural parade.
The network’s newsmagazine Primer Impacto will join in the coverage later in the day, at 5pm ET, with co-host Pamela Silva Conda anchoring the show live from Washington. Later coverage of the inaugural balls and other related news will be featured throughout Univision News’ local and network programming, with local news covered by Fernando Pizarro and Adriana Vargas.
On the evening of Sunday, Jan. 20, Univision.com will be live-streaming a special ceremony organized by the Hispanic community to honor President Obama in commemoration of his second inauguration. This event takes place at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. from 7pm to 8:15pm, and will be attended by numerous Hispanic celebrities, including Antonio Banderas, Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoria and Marc Anthony.