The AP Gears Up For Its 40th (or so) Inauguration

apLOGO_1.13.gifDon’t want to watch the inauguration on one of the broadcast or cable nets? The AP has an alternative.

The Associated Press is mobilizing its most comprehensive multi-platform reporting effort ever for a U.S. inauguration. Next Tuesday’s swearing-in of Barack Obama will include live and interactive coverage on the Online Video Network.
Additionally, APTN Live will provide unanchored coverage, from morning coffee at the White House, to the swearing-in ceremony, to the multi-camera shots of the inaugural parade.

The Webcast begins at 7amET AP’s Online Video Network. AP reporters Jason Bronis and Sagar Meghani will anchor live coverage on OVN at 10amET, including reports from the parade route and the National Mall.

“We are prepared to cover this historic occasion and the events leading up to it across all platforms with the depth and breadth the story deserves,” said Kevin Roach, who is in charge of AP Domestic Broadcast News Operations.

The AP has been covering American presidents since the 1848 election of Zachary Taylor.