Inauguration 2009

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Members of the media. credit: Jae Hong/AP

Media Circus: From Giddy To Restrained

NPR's David Folkenflik says the media cast about in sometimes unexpected ways to capture the moment on Inauguration Day.


At A Glance: Inauguration Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 20
11:30 a.m. ET Swearing-In
And Inaugural Speech

Obama's Inaugural Address
2:30 p.m. ET Inaugural Parade
All Things Considered Report From Parade Route
Evening Inaugural Balls And Parties
Inauguration Day Wrap-Up
» Full Schedule Details

Photo Galleries


Faces From America's Mall

Thousands gathered on the National Mall on Inauguration Day to witness history. Meet some of the people captured by David Deal's camera.


Inaugural Balls of 2009

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, attended ten inaugural balls. See photos from the political parties.


Inauguration Day in Washington

See photos from the National Mall as inauguration crowds celebrate Obama.

Inauguration History & Highlights


AP: Video And Speeches

Watch President Obama take the oath of office and explore past inaugural addresses.

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