2013 Inaugural Ceremony

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the public inauguration ceremony for his second term on the West… read more

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the public inauguration ceremony for his second term on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. In his remarks he stressed national unity and called on lawmakers to cooperate with one another to confront issues such as climate change, job creation, civil rights, and budget issues, saying “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.” The ceremony also included the musical performances, a poetry reading, the oaths of office for president and vice president. 

Because the official inaugural day of January 20 was on a Sunday, the president was officially sworn into office in a private ceremony at the White House the previous day. close

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

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2013 Inaugural Ceremony

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Program ID:
310337-2
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Address
Location:
West Front, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 21, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jan 21, 2013 | 11:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 6:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 8:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 8:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 10:46pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 22, 2013 | 5:45am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 22, 2013 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 27, 2013 | 1:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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