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Twitter will stream PBS’ Inauguration coverage on Jan. 20

by Todd Haselton | January 15, 2017January 15, 2017 3:00 pm PDT

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Twitter announced that it will stream PBS’ coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration ceremony on January 20. This is the latest coverage offered by Twitter, which has streamed other events and even Thursday Night Football games during the season.

Twitter said Thursday that the PBS coverage will be anchored by  NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and reporters Lisa Desjardins and John Yang who will report from the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol building, respectively. Viewers will be able to watch events as they unfold throughout the day, including parades, the arrival of the President-elect and the swearing in of Donald Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence.

“Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we’re excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting’s live coverage to Twitter,” Twitter COO Anthony Noto said. “NewsHour’s broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter.”

Watch the Inauguration from anywhere

This should allow folks to tune in no matter where they are, whether at home with a smart TV, from their computer web browsers or even from mobile devices through the Twitter app. The stream will be available beginning at 11 a.m. EST and will run until 5 p.m. EST.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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