Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Schedule as Provided to the Media (tentative)

For hosts planning Middletown Community Conversation events. It looks as if Barack Obama will speak for about 20 minutes, beginning at 12:01 p.m.

9:00 AM VIPs begin arriving
Former Presidents
Members of the House of Representatives
United States Senators
Cabinet designees

9:45 AM Platform seating begins

11:03 AM Former Presidents announced and seated

11:12AM Biden family announced and seated

11:14AM Obama family announced and seated

11:16AM Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Cheney announced and seated

11:18AM Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden announced and seated

11:20AM President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney announced and seated

11:22AM Vice President-elect Joe Biden announced and seated

11:25AM President-elect Barack Obama is announced and seated

11:30 AM Senator Feinstein delivers opening remarks

11:34 AM Senator Feinstein introduces Pastor Rick Warren

11:35 AM Invocation by Pastor Rick Warren

11:37 AM Senator Feinstein introduces Aretha Franklin

11:38 AM Aretha Franklin – “My Country Tis of Thee”

11:42 AM Senator Feinstein introduces Senator Bennett

11:44 AM Senator Bennett introduces Associate Justice Stevens

11:46AM Vice Presidential Oath administered by Associate Justice Stevens

11:47AM Senator Feinstein introduces performers

11:48AM Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman –
“Air and Simple Gifts” composed by John Williams

11:53AM Senator Feinstein introduces Chief Justice Roberts

11:54AM Chief Justice and President-elect Barack Obama move to podium

11:56AM The Presidential oath is administered.

11:57AM Herald Trumpets perform 4 “Ruffles and Flourishes” and the U.S. Marine Corp
Band plays “Hail to the Chief.” Twenty one gun salute.

11:58AM Senator Feinstein introduces the President

12:01PM Inaugural address

12:21PM Senator Feinstein introduces poet Elizabeth Alexander

12:27PM Benediction given by Reverend Joseph Lowery

12:31PM Presidential party departs from platform

12:32 PM Departure ceremony

12:36 PM President and Mrs. Bush depart from the East plaza in helicopter

12:52 PM President’s Room signing ceremony

1:05 PM Statuary Hall luncheon

2:32 PM Review of the troops

2:36 PM President and Mrs. Obama, and Vice President and Dr. Biden leaves with parade

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