President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took the Constitutionally mandated oath of office in two separate private ceremonies inside their homes today. Obama and Biden will each repeat the oath on Monday on the west front of the Capitol, surrounded by hundreds of dignitaries and members of Congress. An estimated 800,000 people are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness the moment and inaugural parade to follow.
The pomp and circumstance of the inauguration will pre-empt some regular programming on Channel 8. Our morning show will air from 5 to 6-am. There will be no Midday show. The ABC news coverage of the inauguration will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. right here on channel 8.