Presidential Inaugurations: Obama's new way forward
It takes 35 words to become president of the United States. The presidential inauguration ceremony marks the beginning of a new term in the Oval Office. CBC Digital Archives has selected reports from Washington, D.C. that capture the swearing in of a new president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
• At noon, the official White House website changed completely in design. Up until noon the old design still featured George W. Bush.
• Two hundred and forty thousand tickets for dedicated seating near the stage were distributed free for the inauguration.
• The Toronto Star reported that the estimated cost of the inauguration was $150 million US. Of that amount the Obama inaugural committee raised $41 million US.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 20, 2009
Guest(s): Barack Obama
Anchor: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Neil MacDonald, Alison Smith
Last updated: January 23, 2013
Page consulted on April 3, 2013
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FDR is sworn in as president for a third term.
Harry S. Truman is sworn in as president.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is sworn in as the 34th president of the United S...
John F. Kennedy delivers his inauguration speech.
Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
Richard M. Nixon is sworn in as the 37th president of the United State...
Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th president of the United States.
Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th president of the United States.
George H. W. Bush is sworn in as the 41st president of the United Stat...
William Jefferson Clinton is sworn in as the 42nd president of the Uni...
George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States.
Barack Obama takes the oath and begins his presidency.
It takes 35 words to become president of the United States. The presid...