ABC News Guide to the Inauguration

From the oath of office to the inaugural balls, ABC News has the latest.

ByABC News
January 15, 2009, 12:40 PM

Jan. 20, 2009 -- The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president continues through the early hours of Wednesday morning as celebrants dance the night away at inaugural balls.

Below is a schedule of official events and information on how you can tune in to see the historic happenings on ABC News and ABCNews.com.

To stay up-to-date on Inauguration Day with the latest stories, slideshows, video, interactives and more from ABCNews.com, click and visit our special section "President 44: Inauguration of Barack Obama".

1:00 p.m. ET: President Obama and Vice President Biden attend luncheon at the Capitol

1:30 p.m. ET: President Bush Depart Washington DC

2:30 p.m. ET: Inaugural parade begins, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama join inaugural motorcade.

8:00 p.m. ET: Obamas host first-ever Neighborhood Ball at the Convention Center, the premiere event of inauguration evening, broadcast exclusively by ABC and including live coverage of the President and First Lady's first dance of the night and President-elect Obama's initial speech of the evening, alongside performances and appearances by some of the nation's top recording artists and stars.

Over the course of the evening and into the night, the president and first lady will make stops at ten official inaugural balls across Washington, D.C.

Neighborhood Ball at the Convention Center

Obama Home State Ball at the Convention Center

Biden Home State Ball at the Convention Center

Mid Atlantic Ball at the Convention Center

Western and Southwestern Regional Ball at the Convention Center

Midwest Regional Ball at the Convention Center

Commander in Chief Ball at the National Building Museum

Youth Ball at the Washington Hilton

New England Ball at Union Station

Southern Regional Ball at DC Armory

7:00 a.m. ET: A special extended edition of "Good Morning America" anchored by Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion from the Library of Congress.

9:00 a.m. ET: ABC's digital network, ABC News NOW, will provide live Inauguration Day coverage co-anchored by Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein

9:30 a.m. ET: Live network coverage of Barack Obama's inauguration anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos broadcast from the Newseum.

11:30 a.m. ET: ABCNews.com offers live streaming coverage of President-elect Barack Obama's oath of office and inaugural address.

6:30 p.m - 8 p.m. ET: An expanded World News with Charles Gibson.

8 p.m. ET: ABC's live broadcast ofThe Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration," with an exclusive look inside this historic event that will include the President and First Lady's first dance of the night, President-elect Obama's initial speech of the evening, and performances and appearances by some of the nation's top recording artists and stars.

10 p.m. ET: ABC News Special "A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos going live to Inaugural Balls and tracking the President and First Lady as they continue their celebration throughout Washington.

11:35 p.m ET.: On ABC News' "Nightline," anchors Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran recap the big day and report live from the inaugural balls as the Obamas make their late-night circuit.

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