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Inaugural Preparations

Here & Now's Monica Brady-Myerov joins us from Washington with an update on the scene there today, ahead of tomorrow's historic ceremonies.


We speak with Susan Ellis is president of Energize, a consulting firm, and author of "By the People," a history of volunteering in America.

Tuskegee Airmen Talk about Civil Rights Struggles

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office tomorrow, about 200 of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen will be in attendance.

Women in Politics

The question for our guest, former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin, is, "why aren't there more?"

Helen Thomas

We talk with the veteran journalist and columnist about the Bush years and questions she intends to ask the new president.

'Black Men Built the Capitol'

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building tomorrow, he'll be standing, literally, on the labor of hundreds of African-American slaves.

This program aired on January 19, 2009.


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