Presidential Inauguration: guide

It's the moment a former Reality TV star becomes President of the USA.

From 3am AEDT Saturday morning former Celebrity Apprentice boss Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

This is not a drill.

This will take place on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Performers include Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Rockettes, 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys, DJ Ravidrums, Big & Rich, the Talladega College Tornado Marching Band, and The Frontmen of Country.

Australian viewers can watch proceedings Live on the following confirmed broadcasts:

ABC News 24 3-5am:
On Saturday morning president elect Donald Trump will assume the role of chief executive of the United States and News 24 will have comprehensive coverage of his inauguration. From 3am (AEDT) we’ll be live in Washington where people of all stripes will attend the ceremony – some to celebrate and others to commiserate. Planet America hosts John Barron and Chas Licciardello will lead our coverage with context and analysis of the big day. When Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama in the White House all the eyes of the world will be on Mr Trump as he takes the oath of office and offers his inaugural address.

NINE 3 – 5am
Today host and one of Australia’s most highly regarded live reporters, Karl Stefanovic, will spearhead Nine’s coverage of Donald Trump’s swearing-in, live from Washington D.C. Nine’s U.S Bureau Chief, Robert Penfold, will join the broadcast, bringing 40 years’ journalistic expertise, the last 20 of those garnered while living in the U.S. Viewers will be treated to expert analysis from Harlan Hill, broadly considered to be one of America’s most incisive political minds. Nine’s U.S. correspondent, Laura Turner, will provide regular updates from the streets of Washington D.C. Our coverage will draw upon the enormous resources of ABC America. Weekend Today at 7.00am will then cover the parades and celebrations taking place across the U.S., as well as the global reactions to the inauguration of America’s 45th President.

SEVEN 3-6am
Live coverage of the Inauguration on Seven and PLUS7 Live airs from 3.00am AEDT, anchored by Seven News US Bureau Chief Mike Amor and Chief Reporter Chris Reason from Washington, D.C and using the exclusive resources of our global broadcast affiliates CNN and NBC America. We’ll also cross live to Seven News US correspondent Ashlee Mullany for on-the-spot updates from the inaugural parade, as the President and Vice President make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol Building to the White House. Seven News political editor Mark Riley and Edwina Bartholomew will co-anchor a special edition of Weekend Sunrise from 6am AEDT, with comprehensive coverage and analysis of the official ceremony, parade and ball.

SBS 3:30am – 7:30am:
SBS presents comprehensive coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, as President-Elect Donald Trump is sworn in to office. Includes reports from CNN, BBC and France 24.

SKY News
Laura Jayes, SKY News Political Reporter and anchor of The Latest, will be LIVE from Washington DC with the latest breaking news and updates as the formal proceedings begin. From 3:00am SKY News Live (Channel 601) partners with ABC America and their unrivalled, award winning team to bring you the inauguration as Americans will see it. Paul Murray takes the reins at 7:00am to anchor an inauguration special of Saturday Edition with SKY News Political Editor David Speers joining him on the desk. At 10:00am David Speers presents an inauguration special report, followed by Live US coverage from ABC World News Tonight at 10:30am and the CBS Evening News from 11:30am.

SKY News Election Channel (Channel 606) will feature Live rolling coverage from C-SPAN starting at 11:00pm on Friday January 20, and will also include the Live broadcast of the Inaugural Balls. SKY News Business (Channel 602) will provide non-stop coverage from SKY NEWS UK commencing 9:00pm on Friday 20 January through to 12:00pm Saturday 21 January.

Presented live by the BBC’s Katty Kay from atop the Newseum, the BBC will follow the official proceedings on Inauguration Day, including the swearing in ceremony, the inaugural address, as well as the presidential parade to the White House. Along with following events in Washington D.C the BBC will also be gauging reaction from around the world to a day which marks the transfer of Presidential power from one administration to the next and analysing the significance of this transition to the wider international community.

New weekday TV show charts first 100 days of new Presidency:
Following the inauguration, BBC News will be launching 100 Days on Tuesday 24 January on BBC World News, broadcasting Tuesday to Friday at 06:00 AEDT. Presented from Washington by the BBC’s Katty Kay, alongside the BBC’s Christian Fraser in London, the programme will be following the first 100 days of the new President’s administration, with analysis and perspective from around the world.

This post updates.

18 Responses

  1. Seven – “exclusive resources of our global broadcast affiliates CNN”.
    SBS – “Includes reports from CNN”.
    As with the election coverage, Seven was promoting “exclusive CNN” however SBS was also airing same CNN coverage and reports.

  2. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir? They sang Deck the Halls on the Goodyear Christmas record my parents bought me as a seven year old in 1966. Do you mean they’re still around? Seems to sum up the direction and attitudes of the new (old) government, really.

  3. Absolutely no reason now why ABC would have to simulcast the same news or event already airing on ABC News 24 now that News 24 is an SD channel everyone can receive.

    As for Ten – they’ve probably made the commercial decision no to bother putting money into airing seeing its on Nine, Seven, News 24 and numerous other pay TV news channels as well. Probably same with SBS.

    Doesn’t have to be on every network!

    1. Ten probably has shopping channel stuff that they are paid to air so no point in foregoing that. They could simply take the CBS coverage, which they own, if they really wanted to.
      ABC or ABC1 is not carrying it. That’s what ABC24 is for.

      1. The ABC are simulcasting Trump’s Inauguration on both News24 and the main channel so rage will be interrupted. It surprises me Channel 10 aren’t doing anything special. They have CBS, Studio 10 and the Project which could cover the big event.

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