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Inauguration 2013: ABC Coverage Plans

ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor special coverage of Barack Obama‘s second inauguration beginning at 9:30amET Monday morning from the Newseum. This follows a two and a half hour “Good Morning America.” Coverage will include all events from the swearing-in ceremony and Pres. Obama’s Inaugural Address to the Inaugural Procession as well as reaction from around the nation. ABC’s coverage begins Sunday morning with the official swearing-in — as it is always on the 20th of January — just before NoonET. Coverage continues into early Tuesday morning as “Nightline” covers the day and the evening events.

Much more on ABC’s plans, including special guests and correspondent placements, after the jump.

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ABCNews Coverage of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration on Monday, January 21 to Begin with
Special Expanded Edition of “Good Morning America” at 7:00 a.m., ET / 4:00 a.m., PT

“Inauguration 2013″ Anchored by Sawyer and Stephanopoulos Begins at 9:30 a.m., ET / 7:00 a.m., PT

ABC News Digital to Provide Anchored Coverage Throughout the Day Across
Multiple Platforms Including ABCNews.com, Yahoo! and YouTube

ABC News will provide extensive coverage of the second Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama on the ABC Television Network, its digital platforms including ABCNews.com and ABC’s mobile apps, Yahoo!, and radio.

Coverage will begin on Sunday morning with a special edition of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” where George and the powerhouse roundtable will examine the big issues confronting the President as he begins his second term. Minutes before noon on Sunday, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor a special report to the ABC Television Network on Sunday as the President is formally sworn in during a ceremony at the White House. On Sunday evening “World News with David Muir” will originate from Capitol Hill.

On Monday ABC’s live broadcast coverage will begin at 7:00 a.m., ET / 4:00 a.m., PT with a special two and half hour edition of “Good Morning America” co-anchored by George Stephanopoulos in Washington D.C. Stephanopoulos will be joined in the nation’s capital by Josh Elliott.

At 9:30 a.m., ET / 6:30 a.m., PT Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor special coverage of Barack Obama’s second Inauguration on the ABC Television Network from the Newseum on PennsylvaniaAvenue. Coverage will include all events from the swearing-in ceremony and Obama’s Inaugural Address to the Inaugural Procession as well as reaction from around the nation. Plus, Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will speak former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined by a team of ABC News anchors, correspondents, and analysts including:
Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz, and David Muir reporting from Capitol Hill
Barbara Walters
Bill Weir reporting from the Washington Mall
Josh Elliott, Deborah Roberts, Cecilia Vega and Reena Ninan reporting from the parade route
Terry Moran
Pierre Thomas reporting on the day’s security operations
ABC News political contributors Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, and Nicolle Wallace providing insights and analysis
Author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama and editor of The New Yorker David Remnick
Historians Mark Updegrove and Lonnie Bunch
Coverage will continue on Monday evening with a special edition of “World News with Diane Sawyer” from the Newseum at 6:30 p.m., ET. A special edition of “Nightline” will provide the whole picture looking back on the events of the day and will take viewers inside the Inaugural Balls. “Nightline” airs at 12:35 a.m., ET.

ABC News Digital and Yahoo! News will jointly producelive-streamed coverage of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration for ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ABC News’ iPad & iPhone apps, ABC News affiliate websites, as well as for the ABC News YouTube channel. ABC News-Yahoo! News live-streamed coverage of the Second Inauguration of Barack Obama kicks off on Sunday, January 20 with a special report on the President’s official oath of office at 11:55 a.m., ET followed by continuous coverage on Monday, January 21 from 9:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.ET. Coverage will be anchored by ABC News’ Dan Harris along with Yahoo! News reporter Olivier Knox.

ABC News’ team of anchors and correspondents will contribute to special live stream coverage throughout the day including:
“GMA” Weekend Anchor and Business Correspondent Bianna Golodryga in New York
Digital Correspondent Dan Kloeffler reporting from the National Mall
Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein in D.C.
Correspondent Reena Ninan talking to crowds along the parade route
Coverage will also include on-the-ground reporting and analysis from Yahoo! News’ Jeff Greenfield, Phoebe Connelly, Chris Moody and Walter Shapiro, along with a line-up of all-star guests, contributors and Washington insiders including:
Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief for BuzzFeed
Walter Schieb, former White House Executive Chef
Kevin Caffee, Senior Editor for Washington Life
Lori Bergamotto, Fashion Writer for Lucky Magazine
Eric Draper, Official Photographer for George W. Bush
Michael Waldman, former Speechwriter for President Bill Clinton
Evening coverage will continue with a live feed from both inaugural balls. ABC News and Yahoo! News will also stream a special post-inaugural show “After: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama” on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00a.m.ET, anchored by ABC News’ Dan Kloeffler and Yahoo! News’ Phoebe Connelly.

ABCNews.com and its network of political blogs including George’s Bottom Line, The Note, and OTUSNews.com will provide comprehensive coverage from the ABC NewsPolitical Unit of all the must-see inauguration moments. Editorial content will include news stories, photo slideshows, inauguration trivia and original, web-only videos such as “History of the Inauguration” and “Politically Dressed.” In addition, ABC News will incorporate enhanced navigation, interactive features and infographics to encourage participation from viewers (more here).

The ABC News iPad App will also offer tablet users all-day access to live video, interactive graphics and a continuouslyupdated social feed. The live stream feed can be found on ABCNews.com,located at abcnews.com/live, and includes additional features (more here).

ABC News Radiowill provide one-minute Presidential Inauguration status reports starting at 5:30 a.m., ET on Sunday, January 20. Aaron Katersky will anchor a live one-hour report at 11:00 a.m., ET as the President is formally sworn in at the WhiteHouse on Sunday.

On Monday ABC News Radio will provide live coverage of the inaugural ceremony anchored by Aaron Katersky between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., ET. ABC News Radio’s team of correspondents including Ann Compton, Vic Ratner, Steven Portnoy and Andy Field will contribute on-the-ground-reporting and analysis of the Inaugural ceremony and parade; Sam Donaldson will report on the swearing-in of Barack Obama from the steps of Capitol Hill; and Trey Hardin and Steve Roberts will provide insight from ABC News Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, ABC News Radio will air a one-hour report as with President Obama’s greetings to the crowd at 2:00p.m., ET.

ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, will have correspondents Tahman Bradley, Brandi Hitt and Karen Travers reporting live from the Capitol all day Sunday and Monday. NewsOne will also be providing production services for a number of ABC stations and international partners on site, including BBC and Univision.

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