Former The Apprentice star and real estate magnate Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday. The event will be widely accessible for those not attending the event in Washington D.C.
The event will be streaming across major networks like ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for those with cable access. The online counterpart to these TV networks will also be streaming it, though a cable login will be necessary to view. For those without access to cable or a television, the White House will be broadcasting a livestream on their official site.
Several news outlets have partnered with YouTube to livestream the inauguration, including Telemundo, Bloomberg Politics, Washington Post, ABC and NBC. The White House’s YouTube channel will also livestream the event. Twitter has partnered with PBS NewsHour for a stream that will be accessible even to those without a Twitter account. Finally, Democracy Now! will feature a livestream on their site as well as one on Saturday from the Women’s March.
All of the livestreams and network coverage will begin at various times, but the official ceremony will launch at 9:30 a.m. EST with the swearing in taking place at noon. An inaugural parade will follow.
Like his campaign, Trump’s road to his inaugural ceremony has been peppered with controversy. Insiders have revealed the lack of interest from even Trump-friendly artists to perform at any of the inaugural ceremonies and many have publicly acknowledged that they have rejected offers to perform at the event. Other artists have pulled out of inauguration events following public dismay at their participation, including Broadway star Jennifer Holliday and the Bruce Springsteen cover group the B-Street Band. The official line-up includes Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Rockettes and America’s Got Talent singer Jackie Evancho.
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