January 23, 2009 The New York Times reported Thursday night that the lovely, contemplative musical preface to President Obama's swearing in was, essentially, a fake: Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Anthony McGill and Gabriela Montero were not actually playing "Air and Simple Gifts" live. Instead, they were doing the classical-music equivalent of lip-syncing.
January 21, 2009 The inauguration of Barack Obama resonates differently across the country. From Seattle to a Southern civil rights battleground, from a Denver college campus to Oklahoma's Coal County, people watched Tuesday's ceremony wondering whether Obama would fulfill their dreams or confirm their fears.
January 21, 2009 Chicagoans were beaming with pride at seeing one of their own sworn in as president Tuesday. Though it was cold in Washington for the inaugural events, it was even colder in Chicago. Hundreds gathered in Pioneer Court along Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River to watch the inauguration on Jumbotrons.
January 20, 2009 Photos from inauguration celebrations across the U.S. and around the world.
January 20, 2009 Inauguration day in Washington, D.C.