Where to Watch Obama's Inauguration on Jan. 20th


President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration is turning into one of the biggest events of the relatively young new year. Thousands of people are going to Washington D.C. to participate in what is going to be a historic day. For the rest of us, who need to work, there are few other ways to participate in the ceremony.

You can use Give Real, a Facebook application, to send your friends (and family) across the country a glass of champagne (or something stronger), which can be redeemed at nearly half-a-million bars. If that isn’t your thing, you could send a text message — one of the 1.4 billion SMS messages expected to be sent on Jan. 20th, according to VeriSign. Or you could be like me and watch it online. Our NewTeeVee team has put together a resource list of not only where you can watch the inauguration online, but how you can watch it on on your 3G phone.

Via Broadband:

  • Hulu: On Tuesday, Jan. 20th, Hulu will begin streaming live coverage of the presidential inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama at 12 p.m. EST from Washington, D.C., which will run for approximately two hours, ending around 2 p.m. EST. It will be available on demand.
  • C-SPAN is using Mogulus to webcast a multichannel grid of inauguration activities from Saturday through Tuesday.
  • Livestation will offer international perspectives on the inauguration, with content from the BBC World News, euronews, and France 24.
  • CBS News will broadcast from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and will have a one-hour inauguration special at 9 p.m. There is a CNET webcast.
  • ABCNEWS.com will have Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein anchoring coverage from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET and will also cover Obama taking the oath of office on its home page from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.
  • MSNBC will live stream inauguration coverage, as will FOXNews.com. FOX will be hosting discussions on their Facebook page.
  • CNN will be broadcasting live, and will be using Facebook status updates from users logged onto Facebook Connect at CNN.com.
  • USAToday.com and the rest of the Gannett newspapers are live streaming on their sites.
  • The New York Times will stream Obama’s speech and swearing-in on its home page.
  • Terra will show both Spanish and English webcasts of the proceedings.
  • Joost will be live-streaming CBS’s feed.
  • Comcast.net will have week-long coverage with streaming video, online polls and message boards

Via Mobiles:

  • Subscribers of Verizon V Cast, AT&T Mobile TV or MobiTV can all get live streams.
  • You can watch a live stream on your iPhone using Ustream’s application. More details on the Ustream blog.

Of course, you could just ignore all the ruckus and watch it all using your cable’s on-demand service — Comcast is offering all the speeches by President-elect Obama on demand.



This Inaugauration has been one of the most memorable around the world,hope obama is also gona b one of a kind and an angel sent from heaven to cum help the helpless,and stop the war btn the middle east and the Americans.And please dnt forget abt the Africans too coz we need you too,i pray to God that he helps you get through any obstacle that cums your way.

Katie R

I feel Obama will continue to unite the USA. It is evident in the way he has encouraged us to serve one another. He is bringing out the best in people through his example and reminding us of the pursuit of happiness that has always been encouraged by our country. He is starting at the roots of what every human wants- freedom and happiness. I feel so blessed to live in this nation.


call me old fashioned but i think i’ll catch it on a tv. Im sure that shouldnt be too hard today given that almost every tv in the world will be tuned it to the Inaug.

Anida Jacobs

Hi i think you ,have made a difference without having to do or say anything.Your presence tells your story u rock Obama u the best Anida South Africa


Barack, you deserved all the fun-fare for your hardwork, vision and dream. America will on Tuesday the 20th of January 2009 once again prove to the world that they are God’s replica on earth.


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Obama is going to make a positive impact not only on america but the entire world.

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