Update: The World Is Watching: The Inauguration of Barack Obama (Jan. 20, 6 a.m. EST)

No matter where you are in the world, you can watch the U.S. presidential inauguration online at these sites. The swearing-in ceremony begins at about 12 p.m. eastern standard time (EST), but many events will be broadcast online even before that hour. For time conversions at timeanddate.com, enter the "Select time and place to convert from" location as "U.S.A. - Virginia - Richmond."

Here is a schedule for today's inauguration activities, as published by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (all times EST; see previous paragraph for time conversions):

9 a.m.

-- Inaugural prelude by the United States Marine Band.

9:50 a.m.

-- Musical selections by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

-- Call to order and welcoming remarks by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

-- Invocation by the Rev. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest (Orange County).

11:38 a.m.

-- Musical selection by Aretha Franklin, "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

-- Oath of office administered to Vice President-elect Joe Biden by Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

11:48 a.m.

-- Musical selection by composer John Williams, "Air and Simple Gifts."

-- Yo-Yo Ma, cello.

-- Itzhak Perlman, violin.

-- Gabriela Montero, piano.

-- Anthony McGill, clarinet.

-- Oath of office administered to Barack Obama by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.

-- Inaugural address by Obama.

-- Poem by Elizabeth Alexander.

-- Benediction by the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.

12:30 p.m.

-- National anthem by the United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters."

Later in the day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls.

Note: Precise times were not provided for all events.

Source: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Comments:

Sounds like an excellent time to go and wash my hair.

Posted by xyzzy on January 19, 2009 at 11:49 PM PST #

:)

Posted by GD on January 20, 2009 at 12:04 AM PST #

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