Roosevelt delivered his first inauguraladdress after being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Hughes on March 4, 1933. It was the last inaugural ceremony held in March. ... Several million Americans heard Roosevelt's address, which was broadcast nationwide via radio.
Two of President Kennedy's best-known phrases come from his inaugural address: "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship..." and "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Highlights included the arrival of the Kennedys at the Capitol, the Marine Band playing "America the Beautiful," an invocation by Cardinal Cushing, Marion Anderson singing the national anthem, a prayer by Archbishop Iakovos, the swearing-in of Vice President Johnson administered by the speaker of the House of Representatives, prayer by the Reverend John Barclay, the swearing-in of President Kennedy by the chief justice, the inaugural address, a benediction by Rabbi Nelson Glueck, the inaugural luncheon, and parade.
Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon's second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oaths to both Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon, followed by President Nixon's inaugural address
President Obama delivered his inauguraladdress, focusing on themes of sacrifice and renewal. The address is a portion of the inaugural ceremony available on program 283479-1 and on the Obama inaugural collection at www.c-span.org/products
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. ... Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural.