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How To Watch The Presidential Inauguration

President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obama (L-R) and his daughters Malia and Sasha listen at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obama (L-R) and his daughters Malia and Sasha listen at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Whether you’re headed to Washington D.C. or staying home, there are a number of ways to experience the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21.

Stream It

President Obama’s swearing in and inaugural address will happen just before noon. You can catch NPR’s special coverage of the event starting at 10 a.m. here on WBUR 90.9 FM.

NPR’s Frank James will host a live chat online from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Have something you want to tell the president as he enters his second term? Check out NPR’s “Dear Mr. President” project.)

There are a number of ways to catch the day’s events online:

  • You can get it straight from the source: the White House’s YouTube channel.
  • The Presidential Inaugural Committee will live stream the ceremony, parade and the Commander in Chief Ball here.
  • Catch the ceremony from C-SPAN.
  • There will be live coverage through ABC News’ YouTube channel from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • You can catch Fox coverage via Hulu.
  • Ustream is featuring coverage from several of its news partners, including Politico and PBS.
  • If you’re on the go, download the official Inauguration Day mobile app for a live stream the swearing in ceremony. (The app can also be used to find events near you and points of interest in D.C. It’s available for iPhones and Androids.)

Follow Social Media

Take a look WBUR’s rolling compilation of tweets and photos about the inauguration. We also have a Storify running.

For a sense of what’s going on in D.C. from reporters on the ground and the organizations directly involved in the event, see WBUR’s inauguration Twitter list.

To see photos and what more people are saying follow the hashtags #inauguration, #inaug2013 and #inauguration2013 on Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow @obamainaugural, which is run by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. And check out official White House photographer Pete Souza’s Twitter for photos.

Stay Abreast

Check out the full schedule of the day’s important events.

And If You’re In D.C.

The Washington Post created this nifty mobile-friendly PDF with all of the information you might need if you are traveling to D.C. for the event, including a schedule, information on how to get around and where to find museums and food trucks throughout the city.

You can also stop by the Washington Post lobby at 1150 15th St. NW on Monday, Jan. 21 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to submit text or video updates to their #imthere project. While there, children can write letters to President Obama about what they think his goals should be for his second term.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee also has a number of resources for those traveling to D.C. this weekend, like the map below. Check out more here.

 

 

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