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Democracy Now! 2013 Inauguration Coverage

January, 21 8:00–12:59 ET

Democracy Now! will provide an extended LIVE broadcast on 1/21/2013 from 8:00–12:59 ET to cover the Presidential Inauguration and observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Democracy Now! production team will be on location in Washington, DC to take a look back at President Obama’s first term in office, analyze prospects for his second term and provide live coverage of the inauguration proceedings. During the program, we will also examine the civil rights, social & economic justice and anti-war legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program will include live and taped interviews, excerpts of speeches and performances. Possible guests include Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Ralph Nader, Rita Dove, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Van Jones, Sonia Sanchez, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Barbara Ehrenreich and Sweet Honey in the Rock and Mos Def.

If you read this information and have further questions, please contact us.

January 21, 0800–1259 ET

PROGRAM CLOCK (all times ET)

  • 08:00 Regular Daily Show
  • 08:59 Music Break
  • 09:00 Program In
  • 10:59 Music Break
  • 11:00 Program In
  • 11:59 Optional Music Break–DN! will not interrupt ceremony proceedings, so it is likely that this break will be preempted
  • 12:59 Program Out

Subscribe to this program in addition to the Daily Broadcast: “Democracy Now! Extended Inauguration Broadcast Jan 21, 2013–900-1259 ET”

Full broadcast 0800–1259 ET on right channel KU
Regular broadcast 0800–0859 with repeats on left channel KU

The program will broadcast via the usual space segment:

Satellite: C-Band Galaxy 16
Transponder: 23C Slot D
Downlink Frequency: 4173.5 MHz, Horizontal polarization
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Symbol Rate: 6.62
FEC: 2/3, virtual channel 2

Full broadcast 0800–1259 ET
A clean Program In will be provided at 1100 ET.
NOTE: Democracy Now! will not provide a clean out at 1159 ET if Inauguration proceedings underway.

Full broadcast 0800–1259 ET

Daily Broadcast files will be available as usual on January 21. Files for the extended program (Part 2 & 3) will also be available at as follows:

Part 2: 0900–1059

  • MP3: 1030 ET
  • MPEG2: 1300 ET

Part 3: 1100–1259

  • MP3: 1330 ET
  • MPEG2: 1500 ET


Mike Burke
212-431-9090 x8815
mike (at) democracynow (dot) org

Julie Crosby
212-431-9090 x8828
julie (at) democracynow (dot) org

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