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PBS NewsHour Inauguration Coverage at 9 a.m. (repeat at 8 p.m.) on Channel 12; Two-hour Democracy Now coverage will air at 4:30 p.m.

DENVER – (January 15, 2009) – Three hours of PBS’ NewsHour inauguration coverage will air Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and repeat at 8 p.m. on KBDI-Channel 12 (PBS).

A special two-hour edition of Democracy Now with Amy Goodman will air at 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by Jim Lehrer, The NewsHour Coverage of Inauguration 2009 will include analysis by New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields. Historical context will be provided by Ellen Fitzpatrick, Peniel Joseph and Richard Brookhiser.  Fitzpatrick is a presidential historian and professor at the University of New Hampshire, Joseph is professor of history and African-American studies at Brandeis University and Brookhiser is senior editor at National Review and author of a series of biographies on America’s founders.

PBS plans to cover Barack Obama’s arrival at the White House, excerpts of the church service, the pomp and circumstance of the swearing in as the 44th president of the United States, the new President’s speech to the nation from the Capitol steps and musical performances from Aretha Franklin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman.


Photos of NewsHour correspondents are available at PBS Pressroom here:

About KBDI

KBDI has been providing high-quality, edgy programming as well as services that address substantive social and educational needs.  KBDI delivers three digital channels – more than any other Colorado broadcaster. In addition to its flagship KBDI broadcast channel station with a strong mix of local, national and international programming, KBDI airs The Documentary Channel featuring the works of independent filmmakers and MHz Worldview, a lineup of programs providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience.


Marcia Simmons
Director of Marketing and Communications
KBDI-TV, Channel 12 (PBS)
303-991-5020 (direct); 303-489-4012 (cell)

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