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Special Inauguration Coverage

The 3-hour special itself can be downloaded in these formats (more to come throughout the day):

Audio:

Video:


Democracy Now! will be doing extended broadcasts on January 20th and January 21st to bring you special coverage of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Please contact your local radio or TV station for local listings. There will also be a live video and audio stream of the show on our homepage at democracynow.org.

Information for Stations_

*_Inauguration Day, January 20th*

08:00AM–10:00AM ET

Democracy Now! will be presented as one two-hour show with a one-minute music interlude from 08:59–09:00 so that you can run it uninterrupted. Alternatively, you can broadcast it as two stand-alone hours. (Both hours will include news headlines and will include one minute breaks at 20 and 40 mins)

11:00AM–02:00PM ET

Democracy Now will broadcast the inauguration ceremony live with commentary. There will be no breaks during this broadcast due to the live nature of the ceremony. Stations can break away to identify themselves at a time of their choosing.

Morning After, January 21st

08:00AM–10:00AM ET

Democracy Now! will be presented as one two-hour show with a one-minute music interlude from 08:59–09:00 so that you can run it uninterrupted. Alternatively, you can broadcast it as two stand-alone hours. (Both hours will include news headlines and will include one minute breaks at 20 and 40 mins)


Promos

You can download promos for our 2009 Inauguration coverage for use on your station

Video Promo
Audio Promo

Radio Stations

If you receive Democracy Now! through Pacifica’s Ku satellite:

  • Jan. 20th and Jan. 21st Morning Shows: On the Ku LEFT Channel. It will be fed like this:
    • 08:00AM–10:00AM Live
    • 10:00AM–12:00PM Refeed
    • 12:00PM–01:00PM Refeed of 1st hour only
  • Jan. 20 Live Inauguration Ceremony: On the Ku RIGHT Channel:
    • 11:00AM–02:00PM

If you receive Democracy Now! through PRSS / Content Depot you must subscribe to each part separately through their service. The files are named on Content Depot as follows:

  • For The Morning Of Inauguration, Jan 20:
    • The 08:00AM–09:00AM ET will be there as usual.
    • You must subscribe separately to get the extra hour: "Democracy Now! Hour 2: Expanded Inauguration Coverage 01/20/09 9AM-10AM EST"
  • For The Inauguration, Jan 20:
    • Democracy Now! Inauguration Special Part 1 01/20/09 11:00 AM- 11:30 AM EST
    • Democracy Now! Inauguration Special Part 2 01/20/09 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM EST
    • Democracy Now! Inauguration Special Part 3 01/20/09 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM EST
  • For Morning After, Jan 21st:
    • The 08:00AM–09:00AM ET will be there as usual.
    • You must subscribe separately to get the extra hour: "Democracy Now! Hour 2: Expanded Inauguration Coverage 01/21/09 9AM-10AM EST."

TV Stations

If you receive Democracy Now! from the C-Band satellite, the window has been extended for all broadcasts:

  • On Jan 20th: The show goes live at 08:00AM EST as normal, and will end at 10:00AM ET.
  • On Jan 20th: The Inauguration Special will go Live at 11:00AM EST and will end at 2:00AM EST
  • On Jan 21st: The show goes live at 08:00AM EST as normal, and will end at 10:00AM ET.

For questions about these transmissions, please email our chief engineer, Peter Kurys <peter (at) democracynow (dot) org> and producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous <sharif (at) democracynow (dot) org>.

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