Inauguration Notes: NBC, TV5, CNN…

By SteveK 

• While ABC World News moves to 90-minutes on Tuesday, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will air an hour-long edition on Inauguration Night.

• In international coverage, TV5Monde USA (“the only global French language network”) will air a live two-hour special from 11am-1pmET on Tuesday, followed by commentary from Paris. It will be the network’s first ever Inauguration coverage.

• announced its special features for Inauguration Day, including interactive maps and a stream of iReports and other live visuals. Click continued to see the release…


As we approach the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th, is creating enticing content and coverage to offer to our partners. As part of our coverage of this historic inauguration, our users will be able to experience the sights and sounds of Washington, as well as interact with those in attendance and others watching across the country and around the world. will cover the day’s events LIVE, along with continuous content updates from reporters, iReporters and photographers on the scene, as well as analysis and commentaries.

Also, LIVE will stream video coverage of President Obama’s swearing-in, his inaugural address, the inaugural parade and other events as the day unfolds. All of this coverage will be available continuously through four LIVE streams.

As a part of our efforts, we are offering these elements for use on your site:

1. “Your View of History” — This custom map will feature the inauguration parade route and the experience of being there. There will be iReports and visuals from such sites as the Capitol, National Mall and streets leading to the White House. The map will be updated continuously throughout the day.

2. LIVE Player — Similar to our election coverage this past November, the Live player will stream live video coverage of the day’s events in real-time.

3. Take a tour of Washington DC — An interactive map of the main landmarks and other notable tourist sites from the nation’s capital. Includes information on inaugural route, road closings and Metro stops.

4. Inauguration RSS Feed — The feed will be a customizable mix of video/text headlines for use on any site