Inauguration 2013: Current TV Coverage Plans

By Chris Ariens 

The lights may be dimming on Current TV, but the network is still planning special coverage of Barack Obama‘s second inauguration. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, who has said she’ll “be going back to teaching, speaking and other things” when her show “War Room” leaves the air, will host Current’s coverage along with John Fugelsang from the center of the inauguration action, in New York City. David Shuster will be on the ground in Washington, however. Coverage begins at 10amET Monday.

Al Jazeera acquired the network earlier this month and plans to launch Al Jazeera America in place of Current TV.

More details after the jump…


Coverage Will Air Live on Monday, January 21st from 10AM – 1PM ET and 9PM – 10PM ET

New York, NY, January 21, 2013 – Current TV will present real-time analysis and detailed coverage of the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Coverage begins January 21st from 10am – 1pm EST with a panel featuring Governor Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” John Fugelsang, host of “Viewpoint” and Current TV special correspondents Michael Shure and David Shuster. Governor Granholm and John Fugelsang will be in Current’s New York City studio, while David Shuster will be on the ground in Washington, DC and Michael Shure will be on the west coast.

Current TV’s coverage of the events of the day will continue later with live broadcasts of “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” at 6pm ET, “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” at 7pm ET and John Fugelsang hosting “Viewpoint” at 8pm ET. Special roundtable coverage of evening inaugural activities will continue at 9pm ET and will include analysis from Jennifer Granholm, Cenk Uygur, John Fugelsang and Michael Shure.

Current TV’s presidential inauguration coverage is the final part of Current’s groundbreaking “Politically Direct” coverage of the 2012 election cycle. That coverage began with primaries for both parties and included all debates and live election night analysis.

More information on Current’s “Politically Direct” coverage can be found at

About Current Media:
Current TV is the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt offering the very best in news, analysis and political commentary. Featuring “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” “TheYoung Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint ,” “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. Al Jazeera Media Networks acquired current TV in January, 2013. For more information on Current’s programming and the launch of Al Jazeera America, go to or