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Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away.
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away. « Show less

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  • Requests pouring in for inaugural tickets

    As the price skyrockets for an ostensibly free ticket to Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in -- and as federal legislation to outlaw their sale looms -- questions remain about how to legally obtain the tickets. Members of the Joint Congressional...
  • President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration tickets elude even Hollywood A-listers

    President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration tickets elude even Hollywood A-listers
    There are Super Bowl tickets, there are front-row tickets for a U2 concert -- and then there are tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's January inauguration. There hasn't been a hotter admission slip since someone started a rumor the Beatles were going...
  • L.A. movers and shakers prep for Obama inauguration

    L.A. movers and shakers prep for Obama inauguration
    Prominent Angelenos are flocking to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural balls on Tuesday, and to related, high-profile events scheduled for this weekend. We spoke to attendees and party hosts, from Arianna Huffington to...
  • CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'

    CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'
  • CNN looks to capture Obama in 3-D

    CNN looks to capture Obama in 3-D
  • Public space takes center stage at Obama inauguration

    Public space takes center stage at Obama inauguration
  • 'The Protest Singer' by Alec Wilkinson

    The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
  • Inaugural address sounds notes of optimism and reality

    Inaugural address sounds notes of optimism and reality
    The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president spoke more eloquently about the promise of this country than anything he could have said Tuesday. But his inaugural address, though less poetic and less provocative than some of his speeches as a...
  • Obama inauguration is all the buzz at L.A. schools

    Obama inauguration is all the buzz at L.A. schools
    When Nasser Baker's mother received a call from his school this month and began jumping and screaming, he thought she had seen a spider. But when he learned that his South Los Angeles charter school had chosen him as one of 12 students headed to...
  • TV, Web shine with sound, keen coverage

    Television loves ritual and pageantry. And Tuesday, the medium absolutely soared on the feast of both, found in the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. TV and its small-screen online cousins have never provided more...
  • World Reacts To Obama Speech

    World Reacts To Obama Speech
    In a unique attempt to directly reach in individiuals worldwide, the administration used social media. And the international audience reacted massively after Barack Obama's speech. This text from Saudi Arabia reads: "I had tears in my eyes, his words...