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Gearing Up For Inauguration Day

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Gearing Up For Inauguration Day

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Gearing Up For Inauguration Day

Gearing Up For Inauguration Day

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Jersey barriers are going up all over Washington, D.C. as event planners ready the city for a possible crowd of millions. Weather forecasters predict cold weather, and precipitation is possible. The pomp, ceremony, security, crowds and money should all make for quite a show.

Guests:

David Nakamura, Washington Post staff writer covering Inauguration preparations and writing the "Inauguration Watch" blog

Donald Ritchie, associate historian to the U.S. Senate

Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who integrated Arkansas's Little Rock Central High School in 1957. She was invited to President-elect Obama's Inauguration by the Congressional Inauguration Committee.