Katie Couric will anchor “The Inauguration of the 44th President”, CBS News’ live broadcast and online coverage of Inauguration Day, on Tuesday, January 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM, ET), which includes coverage of all ceremonies that day, as well as key interviews and analysis from the CBS News Inauguration Team. Couric will also anchor a live, one-hour primetime special, CHANGE AND CHALLENGE: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), and a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com at 10:00 PM, ET.
Joining Couric in DC will be Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Chip Reid, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News Correspondents Sharyl Attkisson, Jim Axelrod, Jeff Glor, Russ Mitchell, Bob Orr, Byron Pitts and Bill Plante. EARLY SHOW Anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez will contribute to the special coverage. CBS News Political Analysts Dan Bartlett and Dee Dee Myers, CBS News Historian Doug Brinkley and CBS News special contributor Peggy Noonan will contribute from DC as well.
CBS News kicks off coverage on Sunday, January 18 with a special edition of FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer. The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC will originate from Washington, D.C. on Monday (19) and Tuesday (20) and THE EARLY SHOW will originate from Washington, D.C. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (21).
Couric’s Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com will be live at 10:00 PM, ET, immediately following CBS News’ primetime special. The Webcast includes interviews, special guests, and extended analysis from CBS News correspondents and contributors, as well as live response to viewer questions submitted online before and during the webcast. The Webcast will remain available for on-demand viewing at CBSNews.com, CNETTV.com and CBS Mobile News and will be distributed to CBS Audience Network partners and fed to the CBS Television Stations, as well as CBS Radio News affiliates for insertion into their own programming or for podcasting.