President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke… read more

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to set aside differences and join in efforts to restore government and make America prosperous for all citizens.

The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The invocation was given by Rick Warren and the benediction by Joseph Lowery. Aretha Franklin sang “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montreo, and Anthony McGill played music composed by John Williams for the occasion. Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
283479-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 20, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 20, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jan 20, 2009 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jan 25, 2009 | 11:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 9:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jan 20, 2013 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 1:41am EST | C-SPAN 1
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