Donald Trump’s Inauguration: Finding the Live Stream Online
Many will watch, many will boycott
Even if you are away from the TV today, you can still catch the Inauguration Ceremony online. Thanks to several media-outlets and social-media sites, who have partnered together to live-stream the event.
One of easiest ways to watch the event will be on Twitter. PBS NewsHour, in partnership with Twitter, will live stream special coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on Twitter from 11am – 5pm ET on Friday, January 20, 2017.
The special broadcast will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with NewsHour correspondents John Yang reporting from the steps of the U.S. Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall.
NewsHour’s livestream will include the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump and the 48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the Inaugural Address and Parade, and the arrival of President-elect Trump at the White House.
NewsHour’s broadcast coverage will live stream on Twitter globally at inauguration.twitter.com and @NewsHour and will be available to both Twitter’s logged-in and logged out audience.
“We are delighted to partner with Twitter for Inauguration Day coverage,” said Sara Just, NewsHour’s executive producer and WETA SVP. “The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next is a powerful moment in the American democratic process. And this year, it comes at a time when the country is embroiled in political discourse like we have rarely seen. Streaming public broadcasting’s thoughtful coverage on Twitter will allow more Americans to experience the inauguration and join in discussion around it.”
“Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we’re excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting’s live coverage to Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “NewsHour’s broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter.”
Joining Woodruff in studio will be a panel of guests including New York Times columnist David Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; the Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; chair of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp; interim director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Lara Brown, and senior advisor and national spokesperson for @MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre.
A more traditional route will be on ABC, and they will be providing coverage other than traditional TV broadcasts as well. ABC News Digital will provide coverage of the Inauguration across desktop, mobile, social & OTT properties. In addition, ABC News will produce a series of short-form videos, including features explaining how the confirmation process works, and will live blog the confirmation hearings that started January 10.
ABC News will provide multi-stream live coverage of the day’s proceedings and the evening balls, including live anchored coverage with Digital Anchor Amna Nawaz, “Nightline” and “Good Morning America” Weekend Co-Anchor Dan Harris and ABC News Contributor LZ Granderson.
ABC News live streams are available on ABCNews.com, ABC News’ mobile apps and ABC News’ apps on Apple TV, Roku & Xbox One.
ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage of the Inauguration ceremonies. Correspondent Aaron Katersky will lead coverage from the U.S. Capitol joined by Correspondent Karen Travers from the White House, Correspondents Brad Mielke and Janai Norman from the Inaugural Parade, Political Director Rick Klein with analysis and commentary from Washington D.C., and Contributor Steve Roberts with historical analysis and context of all the proceedings. ABC News Radio will offer multiple status reports each hour on the events of the day and a one-hour special that will be available at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Leads Coverage of the Inauguration With David Muir, Robin Roberts, Martha Raddatz, Byron Pitts, Jonathan Karl, Matthew Dowd and others. ABC News’ special coverage of the 2017 Inauguration will also begin on Thursday, January 19, on ABC. Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage for the network from Washington, D.C. with a special edition of “Good Morning America” at 7:00 a.m. EST and continuing coverage through 4:00 p.m. EST. “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and “20/20” will air special editions from Washington D.C.
Stephanopoulos will be joined by ABC News’ political powerhouse team, including “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, “Good Morning America” Anchor Robin Roberts, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Co-Anchor and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, “Nightline” Co-Anchor Byron Pitts, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Special Correspondent and Senior Strategic Advisor Matthew Dowd, “World News Tonight” Saturday Anchor and Senior National Correspondent Cecilia Vega, “World News Tonight” Sunday Anchor and Correspondent Tom Llamas and more. The team will report on and analyze the historic day including President-elect Trump’s Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade, swearing-in ceremony, attendees, supporters and performances.
Later today, ABC will offer a special live edition of “20/20,” reporting on the highlights of Inauguration Day, Inauguration Day fashion, the supporters traveling from across America to witness history and live coverage inside the Inaugural balls.
The following will report from locations all around Washington D.C. and from watch parties across America: “Good Morning America” News Anchor Amy Robach, “Good Morning America” Weekend Co-Anchor and “The View” Co-Host Paula Faris, Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran, Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Political Analyst Cokie Roberts, Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce, “Good Morning America” Anchor Lara Spencer, Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, Correspondents Deborah Roberts, TJ Holmes, Matt Gutman, David Wright and David Kerley, Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos, Contributors Kristen Soltis Anderson and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and LBJ Presidential Library Director and presidential historian Mark Updegrove.
ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will offer live coverage for over 240 ABC owned and affiliated stations and international news partners. ABC News Correspondents Marci Gonzalez, Stephanie Ramos and Lana Zak will provide live reports from the Capitol. Cokie Roberts will provide analysis for ABC stations.
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, ABC News inauguration programming will be audio described for the visually impaired available on the SAP channel. Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.