Presidential Inauguration 2009

Watch: President Obama Addresses America


Watch: Inaugural Sights and Sounds with Katie Couric


Today, America begins another chapter in its national history as Barack Obama takes the oath of office and becomes the 44th President of the United States. We wish we could all be there to watch the presidential inauguration in person, but our live stream and other video coverage is almost as good! Check out all the presidential action right here, all day long.

Photo Gallery: 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Here are the photos of the main event! Click through a gallery of images chronicling the January 20, 2009 ceremony during which Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th President of the United States of America. Reliving this momentous day through photographs is almost as cool as witnessing the inauguration in person--and it sure is a whole lot warmer at your computer desk than it was at Washington, D.C.'s National Mall!

Photo Gallery: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration

Who came out to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to perform and enjoy a little live music the weekend before Obama's inauguration? Oh, just Martin Luthur King Jr. III, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and the rest of U2, Beyoncé, Steve Carell, Sheryl Crow, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah, Usher, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Laura Linney, Ron Howard, Denzel Washington, Marisa Tomei, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, will.i.am, George Lopez, a real bald eagle, and more! Check out our photo gallery now.

Photo Gallery: Barack and Michelle Obama Through the Years

Want a look at our new first family throughout the years leading up to today? Yeah, we thought you did! Check out photos of baby Barack bodysurfing and bike riding in his native state of Hawaii; see the new first family in their early days and on the 2008 campaign trail; check out Michelle Obama's college graduation photo; take a peek at the couple's wedding day; check out the Obamas in some sweet '80s attire; and more.

Celebrating the Inauguration 2009!

What could be better than attending inauguration parties for our 44th President? How about attending them with a bunch of smokin'-hot celebrities? Among the revelers were stars like Jessica Alba and Cash Warren; Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson; Tobey Maguire; Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez; Hayden Panettiere; Sarah Silverman; John Legend; and David Arquette! Just click on the photo at the right to see the whole gallery.

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I find Barack is a real Man he doesnt put on airs,I think he'll do great

Im so happy with the voting
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Interesting times we live in, it's not just on him, but all of us to bring this country up and all of us to keep this world going, hopefully to a brighter future. And it will be some time and effort before we can say things are progressing for the better, so either don't give up or get out of the way, or chill at least.
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i look forward to the coming years of his presidency. many people except him to do wonders but people remember he is only human.
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I watched President Obama yesterday with a happy heart. =D I can't wait to see what he does with us. Anything's better than W.
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I truly look forward to the changes that President Obama will bring to this country.
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Dear KKK/White Supremacists, please don't kill him.
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I watched the inauguration overnight here in Melbourne. It will be a day (or a night for me) I'll never forget. Obama has been left with all this these problems he has to fix.
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I live in Canada but I was glued to the TV all morning and most of the afternoon. My mom is American and she's very happy about President Obama. His job will be difficult but I believe he is intelligent and motivated.
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As amazing as this day is, I just want it to be over. Starting get back to "regular" tv without all this inauguration stuff and people still talking about how proud they are. Yeah Yeah that doesn't sound nice, but I'm still happy about what happened today.
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My mom has been up since 8am watching this on the TV. She is so proud and glad. Wish my GrandDad was alive to see this. *tear*
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Well now the date of submission is absolutely wrong. It is not December 31, 1969 where I live! ;)
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For some reason my comments aren't showing. This is the third time I have submitted a comment hopefully it goes through.
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I just cried how wonderful this day was we have came along way
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I watched the inauguration at school we got apples and got to skip classes!
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Well i hope he does good....i voted for him..so i hope my vote was worth it...GO OBAMA

haha and what is with that car any way it is a tank no even tungston could take that out lol

well anyway

see ya later
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There he goes.
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This is an extremely happy time for me and my family. We have never thought a black person would be elected President, but the US has definitely changed in values and belief. I'm ecstatic that now when we tell our kids they can be what they want and the sky's the limit, we can actually believe it when we say it. I'm wishing the best of luck and success for President Obama, as our lives and freedom as we know it depends on it.
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No matter your politics this should still be a good day. :)
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Don't care about the politician but care about politics at least!
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I don't like Barack. But anyway I don't care about any politician
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As a non-American (though I've lived there) watching on the BBC in Britain, I hope I don't seem offensive when I say that I always knew that the US was a "super power", but never quite bought the "great nation" thing until today. It seemed a country anachronostically divided by race. But yesterday that country commemorated Martin Luther King who believed that African Americans would overcome (I never thought they would), and today makes full circle. I'm dizzy that in *my* lifetime (though I was too young to be aware of MLK's murder, I was alive) - the USA has gone from murdering peaceful civil rights activists to... Barack Obama, President, Commander-in-Chief, etc. "Only in America" is a phrase that is rarely used positively by non-Americans. I use it now with awe: Only In America. I'm SO impressed that I fear I shall weep! I still can't believe this is happening! Congratulations, USA.
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feed is down :(
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wow, the stream is a few seconds ahead of the local "live" coverage. cool :)
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Goodbye, Bush. The world will be a safer place from today.
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watching from the philippines! I`m staying up for this! :))
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I forgot... CBS. This is also showing live on CBS.Com.
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WOW! It's actually playing in Canada! Most video feeds from this site don't work outside of the United States. I'm surprised.
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Oh boy is this hard to watch. I forget how annoying Network TV News is. It's almost too "cheery" for it's own good. Plus the amount of repetition and over-dramatic crap drives me crazy. Oh and not the fault of the News Media, but am I the only one who is weirded out by the fact that the first thing they go to is a church where an Evangelical Mega Church Pastor is going to speak? I feel sorry for Obama with the amount of people saying "History in the making" and "He will fix everything" etc. He's going to get blamed for things he has no control over. The president doesn't rule over everything, and nor should he. Everyone is going to have to be on their A game.
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This will definitely go down as one of the most historic days in american history. It's a wonderful day for the United States, and I wish Obama the very best as President!
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it is 1PM here?
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Alot more excitement surrounding this than the last guy who was inaugurated!
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It's 7:35am, where I am
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here it's 1PM :)
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very exciting but its starting at 4 am my time (the west coast)?! most people are asleep at that time its awesome they allow downloading of this historic event
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I wish America the very best! Obama will do great things for Americans.
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Great day for all Americans espically African-Americans who will see the first African-American president. Good on Obama. Good luck
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it's a great day for America !
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This is exciting to witness our very first African-American president of the United States! Get ready for Obama!
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