Monday, January 12, 2009

Soledad and CNN at the Presidential Inauguration


In the days leading up to and including Inauguration Day, CNN’s Election Express will be stationed on the National Mall to serve as the center of operations for reporting from across the nation’s capital.

On Jan. 20, anchor Soledad O’Brien and senior political analyst Jeffrey Toobin will report from Lafayette Park, the location of the presidential viewing stands and a central spot from which to narrate the parade.

Senior political correspondent Candy Crowley will provide viewers with an up-close view of the parade as she reports from within the parade itself and from key locations around the capital. Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry plans to speak with politicians and dignitaries watching from the inauguration ceremony platform. White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux will be live at the White House reporting on a variety of events, including Obama’s final visit with President George W. Bush.

With all the logistical and security measures that will be disrupting city traffic on Inauguration Day, CNN will broadcast from the Newseum, a recently reopened museum dedicated to the free press on Pennsylvania Avenue.

David Bohrman, the Washington bureau chief for CNN, said the network’s coverage will be longer and more exhaustive than in previous years. “People around the world are going to watch this event,” he said.
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