WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS NewsHour in partnership with Twitter will live stream special coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on Twitter from 11am – 5pm ET on Friday, January 20, 2017. The special broadcast will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with NewsHour correspondents John Yang reporting from the steps of the U.S. Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall. NewsHour's livestream will include the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump and the 48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the Inaugural Address and Parade, and the arrival of President-elect Trump at the White House.
NewsHour's broadcast coverage will live stream on Twitter globally at inauguration.twitter.com and @NewsHour and will be available to both Twitter's logged-in and logged out audience.
"We are delighted to partner with Twitter for Inauguration Day coverage," said Sara Just, NewsHour's executive producer and WETA SVP. "The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next is a powerful moment in the American democratic process. And this year, it comes at a time when the country is embroiled in political discourse like we have rarely seen. Streaming public broadcasting's thoughtful coverage on Twitter will allow more Americans to experience the inauguration and join in discussion around it."
"Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we're excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting's live coverage to Twitter," said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. "NewsHour's broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter."
Joining Woodruff in studio will be a panel of guests including New York Times columnist David Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; the Cook Political Report's Amy Walter; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; chair of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp; interim director of GW's Graduate School of Political Management Lara Brown, and senior advisor and national spokesperson for @MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre.
PBS is Twitter's exclusive live streaming partner for Inauguration Day. As part of the live stream, comprehensive sponsorship packages will be available via Twitter.
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