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Please tell me the Inauguration will be in HD? Was it in HD anywhere in 2005? Was there enough people with HD sets back then to even justify it?


With the plethora of HD digital cameras available now I bet this will be the most recorded HD event in history! It would be really cool if someone can shoot the event with a new Canon 5D MKII. Nothing like 1920x1080 progressive at 30 FPS from a 21 megapixel camera!

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=17662


How many people here are lucky enough to get tickets to the event? What do you plan on shooting it with?
 

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I wouldn't necessarily count on it. All the former presidents (including incumbent & elect) were just together the other day and no one caught it in HD.
 

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ABC showed the 2005 inauguration in HD.

For the big 3 broadcast nets, CNN, and maybe Fox, the studio parts should be in HD. I would think the Inauguration itself and most of parade coverage should be in HD, although the live field shots may in HD on some nets and not others. Are the broadcast nets going to do any coverage of the inaugural balls in the evening?
 

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I wouldn't necessarily count on it. All the former presidents (including incumbent & elect) were just together the other day and no one caught it in HD.

I don't know that I want to be seeing 39 of those guys in HD, they're a bit ripe.
 

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In '05, ABC did the whole inauguration in HD, and HDNet did the speech. Both got good reviews from members here.


I strongly expect all nets to have HD this time.
 

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HBO Gets Exclusive Telecast of Jan. 18 Inaugural Kickoff


By Ira Teinowitz


The Presidential Inaugural Committee is tapping HBO to exclusively televise the opening celebration of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, a Sunday afternoon event at the Lincoln Memorial.


The committee on Tuesday night said HBO will work with cable and satellite distributors to make the airing of its signal for the event free.


The free Sunday Lincoln Memorial event comes two days before the Jan. 20 swearing in of the new president, and is to feature major entertainment. Both President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are expected to attend.


Brent Colburn, a spokesman for the inaugural committee, said the committee decided to work with HBO because it offered to televise the whole 90-minute event without commercial interruption. HBO did a similar telecast in 1993 for the inaugural of Bill Clinton.


Mr. Colburn said that while HBO will broadcast the full production with multiple cameras, other media will be able to cover the event. The committee has yet to name the talent that will perform.


In a statement, Bill Nelson, chairman-CEO of Home Box Office, said the channel is “honored to be broadcasting an event of this national significance featuring some of the leading talent from the music and entertainment industry. HBO is proud to work with all of our distributors to make this event accessible to as many citizens as possible."
 

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Sky News to broadcast Barack Obama inauguration in high definition

Sky News is to make its high definition debut next month as it broadcasts the US presidential inauguration of Barack Obama on 20th January 2009.


As the news channel currently has no high definition output, Sky has chosen to broadcast it on the Sky Arts HD channel (258); an interesting choice probably more to do with logistics than fitting the channel's usual genre.


Coming live from Washington, coverage will be presented by Jeremy Thompson and political editor Adam Boulton.
 

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Originally Posted by all2neat /forum/post/15508683


I would think they all would have this in HD since it will be a widely watched event. (or i would expect it to be).

Yeah, I don't know why anyone would think otherwise.
After all, they all do live sports broadcasts so they have the cameras, they all have them great big HD trucks and all the high-bandwidth fancy switching/monitoring/broadcasting gear contained therein. No way every big broadcast network won't be doing this big-time, seminal event in HD. They'd be crucified.
 

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The Paramount Theater

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Come watch the INAUGURATION live in HD and for FREE!

January 20th, 2009 marks a historic day in our nation’s history and The Paramount Theater is proud to be a part of this by opening its doors to the community and broadcasting LIVE in HIGH DEFINITION the swearing in of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The community will come together to watch the exciting events unfold on the largest screen in central Virginia; it will be like you’re there but without all the crowds!


Doors open at 10:30 am with the broadcast beginning at 11 am, featuring the historic swearing-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at exactly 12 noon. As a service to the community, this event is FREE, but tickets must be obtained in advance (limit is 2 tickets per person).


Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available for this event!
 

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PBS will have live coverage of Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, in HDTV.
 

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CBS's broadcast coverage will be HDTV, according to their on line schedule.

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(CBS) Katie Couric will anchor THE INAUGURATION OF THE 44TH PRESIDENT, CBS News’ live, comprehensive broadcast and online coverage of Inauguration Day, on Tuesday, January 20 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM, ET), which includes coverage of all ceremonies that day, as well as key interviews and analysis from the CBS News Inauguration Team. Couric will also anchor a live, one-hour primetime special, CHANGE AND CHALLENGE: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), and a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com at 10:00 PM, ET.


Joining Couric in Washington, D.C. will be Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Chip Reid, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News Correspondents Sharyl Attkisson, Jim Axelrod, Jeff Glor, Russ Mitchell, Bob Orr, Byron Pitts and Bill Plante. EARLY SHOW Anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez will contribute to the special coverage. CBS News Political Analysts Dan Bartlett and Dee Dee Myers, CBS News Historian Doug Brinkley and CBS News special contributor Peggy Noonan will contribute from Washington, D.C.


CBS News kicks off coverage on Sunday, January 18 with a special edition of FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer. The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC will originate from Washington, D.C. on Monday (19) and Tuesday (20) and THE EARLY SHOW will originate from Washington, D.C. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (21).


Anchored by Couric, CHANGE AND CHALLENGE: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), is a one-hour primetime special tracing Barack Obama’s journey to the White House. Featuring exclusive interviews with friends and family, the broadcast takes an intimate look at the life of Barack Obama - the man and the President. The broadcast will also look back at some of the most iconic images from the civil rights movement, gaining insights about the journey to the inauguration of the first black President of the United States. Reports from behind the scenes will highlight the activities throughout the historic day, as well as stories of everyday Americans who have traveled to be a part of the momentous occasion.


Couric’s Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com will be live at 10:00 PM, ET, immediately following CBS News’ primetime special. The Webcast includes interviews, special guests, and extended analysis from CBS News correspondents and contributors, as well as live response to viewer questions submitted online before and during the webcast. The Webcast will remain available for on-demand viewing at CBSNews.com, CNETTV.com and CBS Mobile News and will be distributed to CBS Audience Network partners and fed to the CBS Television Stations, as well as CBS Radio News affiliates for insertion into their own programming or for podcasting.


CBSNews.com is launching this week a new, comprehensive Inauguration site chronicling the preparations leading up to Inauguration Day, Obama’s historic journey to the White House and what lies ahead for the President Elect. CBSNews.com’s Inauguration site will also provide complete coverage of the day’s events with special reports, interviews and photos and videos from a variety of sources, including citizen journalists offering their unique viewpoints. CBSNews.com will simulcast all CBS News broadcast coverage throughout the day, as well as the primetime special.


The broadcast coverage will integrate video submissions from CBS EyeMobile users, enabling spectators at the historic event to report their experiences first-hand. Citizen reporters can share their vantage point on the Obama inauguration, and that coverage will be part of the CBS News broadcast, online and on mobile presentation. Clips and highlights of the inauguration coverage are available on carrier video services such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, as well as on the mobile site at CBSNews.com.


Rick Kaplan is the executive producer of CBS News Inauguration coverage. Susan Zirinsky is the executive producer of CBS News’ primetime special. Paul Friedman is Senior Vice President, News Coverage, CBS News.
 

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The Paramount Theater

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Come watch the INAUGURATION live in HD and for FREE!

...and then...


Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available for this event!
Well, I guess it's the thought that counts.
 
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