Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I've already mentioned that ESPN is airing live coverage of Barack Obama being sworn in as President, but they're not the only ones in the Sports Industry who are shifting their attention to DC today. MLB.com is giving you the option of watching the ceremony online for free today if you're stuck at work without a television. Even cooler than that though is the fact that they are also airing former Inaugurations leading up to our 44th President's time at the Capital. Via Sports Business Daily....
MLB.com today will stream President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration live at 11:30am ET, part of extensive coverage planned for the event. The inauguration will be preceded on MLB.com by video replays of those for Presidents John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton beginning at 9:00am ET and a live special with Vinny Micucci and Hal Bodley at 11:00am.Jimmy Carter's is airing now, so if you're going to check it out, you might want to wait about 10 minutes or so until he has finished up. I kid, I kid. Just a great idea, and with all of the coverage going on, you don't really know what and where to finally settle on to watch it all.
Oh and if you're interested in ESPN's coverage, they go live at 11:30, and will have ABC's feed going while Jeremy Schapp lurks around the Nation's Capital with live reports and thoughts from various athletes.
Inauguration Elicits Special Media Coverage From ESPN, MLB.com (Sports Business Daily - $)