Today is T-Day. President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day. Any and all the cable, as well as broadcast networks, are covering the events, live for most of the day. There will be plenty of ways to watch or listen to the inauguration.
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On the audio airwaves, there's coverage on National Public Radio, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, live streams Fox News, Voice of America, Westwood One News, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and elsewhere. There will be no shortage of ways to tune in online, either, with live streams on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
The swearing-in ceremony begins at 11:30 AM ET with VIPs gathered on on the western front of the Capitol. President-elect Trump will be given the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., who flubbed it when he was swearing in Barack Obama for the first time in 2009 at about noon. Trump then will give his long-awaited inaugural address.
Events begin with a service at 8:30 a.m. ET. at Saint John's Church, across from the White House.
Trump's and Pence's families then attend a tea at the White House with the outgoing president and Michelle Obama, before heading to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The swearing-in ceremony is expected to begin around 11 a.m. ET, with the inaugural address to follow. Trump will be sworn in with Lincoln's Bible, the same used for Obama's ceremonies. He will also use his personal Bible.
The families of the new president and new vice president head to a congressional luncheon at the Capitol. What's on the menu? Steak, ice cream, lobster and chocolate souffle, USA Today reports.
Meanwhile, the Obamas fly to Joint Base Andrews, where Obama will say farewell to his staff before leaving for Palm Springs, California.
The inaugural parade begins at 3 p.m. More than 8,000 people will be led by Trump and Pence from the Capitol to the White House, according to Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee, which has a full list of participants, including members of the military, veterans groups, school bands and Boy Scouts of America.
In the evening, President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence will attend the Liberty and Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
Luncheon: @1 PM
Review of Armed Forces: @2 PM
Inaugural Parade: afternoon
Inaugural Ball: @7 PM