Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday to become the 44th president of the United States. Ray Suarez reports.
In a historic moment before a jubilant crowd estimated to surpass one million people, Barack Obama became the 44th president and the first black president of the United States Tuesday.
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They came by the hundreds of thousands, streaming through the pre-dawn streets of Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
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Organizers are bracing for the record crowds converging on Washington for Inauguration Day. Judy Woodruff gives an update on the last-minute preparations, the transportation outlook and the city's security plans.
Jesse J. Holland, author of "Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African American History in and around Washington, D.C." reflects on the poignancy of Barack Obama's inauguration in a city that was built partially by slaves.
'The People's Inaugural Project,' a faith-based charity program founded by Earl Stafford, will bring 400 disadvantaged people to Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day to stay in a hotel and participate in meals, balls, and parties. Mr. Stafford discusses the $1.5…
From transportation plans to inauguration security details, D.C. officials are bracing for one of the biggest days in the city's history. Ray Suarez reports on the massive challenges organizers face and some of the problems involved in managing the crowds.
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President-elect Barack Obama began the day before his inauguration with an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit with injured troops.
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