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About 20.6 million tune in to watch Obama inauguration

Barack Obama

President Obama's public swearing-in ceremony and parade may have been full of pageantry, but the inauguration wasn't much of a draw on television. About 20.6 million people tuned in to watch as Obama repeated his oath for a second term at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings company. That's way down from the nearly 37.8 million people who watched the nation's first black president take office in 2009.


Beyonce used prerecorded US anthem at inaugural


Beyonce used a pre-recorded voice track to perform her rousing rendition of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to the U.S. Marine Band....


Obama's inaugural speech: The full text

The text of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech today at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Nation honors MLK Jr. on day of Obama inauguration

The nation was honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday - the same day it celebrated the inauguration of the first black president to his second term....


ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall

Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized....


Former Secretary of State Rice joins CBS News

Condoleezza Rice

Just in time for inauguration coverage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor. Rice, who served as secretary of state during President George W. Bush's second term, made her debut on "Face the Nation" Sunday and will be included in inauguration coverage on Monday.


Obama's Inauguration Day is a day for MLK Jr., too

Monday is President Barack Obama's big day, but memories of Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.


Beyonce, Katy Perry star at packed inauguration

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Mana, Usher and Brad Paisley....


The $50000 Inauguration Hotel Suite

W Hotel

Still looking for a place to stay for the inauguration? If you’re the type to drop $50,000 on the hotel suite where Jennifer Lopez threw Marc Anthony’s 41st birthday party, the Godfather 2 was filmed, and Marilyn Monroe slept off a long night of policy debates, then we’ve got the place for you—the “Extreme-Wow Suite” at Washington’s W Hotel.


Inaugural pastor withdraws over anti-gay remarks

The evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after remarks surfaced that he made two decades ago condemning the gay rights movement....


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