Wednesday 19 Jun 2013
Live coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama will be shown on BBC One, the BBC News channel and the front page of the BBC News website on Tuesday 20 January from 4.00 to 6.00pm. The inauguration will also be shown in high definition on the BBC HD channel.
The parade to the White House will be shown from 7.00 to 9.00pm on the BBC News channel.
Both events will be simulcast on BBC World News and BBC America to an audience of over 280 million households and streamed live on the BBC News website.
And a live webstream will be available on the BBC homepage from 4.30 to 6.30pm.
Huw Edwards will anchor the programme live from Capitol Hill with BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei.
They will be joined by leading BBC News correspondents Katty Kay, Rajesh Mirchandani, Jon Sopel and Clive Myrie who will report from key points around Washington DC.
Contributors will include historian Robert Dallek and Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, who taught both Barack and Michelle Obama, and veteran journalist Bob Woodward.
BBC News is sending 60 staff – including technicians, presenters and reporters – to cover the event, alongside the newsgathering team based in the US.
BBC Two's Newsnight has a specially extended programme on inauguration night running from 10.30 to 11.40pm. Jeremy Paxman will be presenting live from Washington DC on the day's events and will be joined by a host of guests.
The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 will run a series of reports from James Naughtie at the inauguration ceremony.
On Radio 4's PM there will be an extended programme from 4.30 to 6.00pm, presented by Eddie Mair in London with James Naughtie and Hugh Sykes reporting.
On World Tonight (Radio 4), Robin Lustig presents a special programme from Alabama focusing on reactions from the birthplace of the civil rights movement. The programme will feature a guest panel, reports from Alabama's historical sites and interviews with people who fought alongside Martin Luther King to abolish racial discrimination.
BBC Radio 5 Live Drive will be broadcast from Washington, presented by Anita Anand.
On BBC Radio 1, Newsbeat will also be running pieces from their local US reporters.
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