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Bill Clinton Inauguration #657848

CNN Special for Monday, Jan 20, 1997

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Live CNN coverage and analysis of the inauguration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore, including: -- Sen. John Warner speech -- Reverend Billy Graham prayer -- Eagle Scout David Morales pledge of allegiance -- Children of the Gospel Choir performance -- Al Gore oath of office (administered by Ruth Bader Ginsburg) -- soprano Jessye Norman performance -- Sen. Wendell Ford remarks -- Bill Clinton oath of office (administered by William Rehnquist) -- Clinton inaugural address -- Immanuel Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra performance -- Miller Williams poem recitation -- Reverend Gardner Taylor prayer -- Santita Jackson National Anthem performance

  • Live coverage of the postinaugural luncheon with Rep. Newt Gingrich, Warner, and Clinton.
  • Taped excerpt of a statement by Reverend Jesse Jackson.
  • Taped segment with Frank Sesno (CNN), then President Ronald Reagan, then President John F. Kennedy, and then President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Taped segment with Bob Franken (CNN), Clinton, Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution, Domestic Policy Advisor Bruce Reed, Gingrich, and Sen. Tom Daschle.
  • Taped segment with Brooks Jackson (CNN), Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, author Suzanne Garment, and former White House Press Secretary Jody Powell.
  • Taped segment with Ralph Begleiter (CNN), Clinton, historian Michael Beschloss, and France Foreign Minister Herve de Charette.
  • Taped segment with Wolf Blitzer (CNN), historian William Leuchtenburg, biographer Richard Reeves, Clinton, Democratic strategist Mark Mellman, Republican strategist David Keene, and Bob Woodward of the "Washington Post".
  • Taped segment with Jonathan Karl (CNN), Clinton, Third Millenium Chairwoman Heather Lamm, former Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson, Sierra Club President Adam Werbach, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
  • Analysis includes the participation of former Clinton strategist Paul Begala, former presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan, Rep. Susan Molinari, former Gingrich Press Secretary Tony Blankley, Democratic strategist James Carville, Beschloss, College Republicans Chairman Cesar Gonzalez, University Democrats President Donald Kaplan, Lamm, "Time" Executive Editor Joelle Attinger, "Time" Washington Bureau Chief Dan Goodgame, Rep. David Dreier, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., interviews with Clinton's brother Roger, White House Communications Director Don Baer, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Boehner, Rep. David Bonior, former US Envoy to Bosnia Richard Holbrooke, National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, Inaugural Committee Co- chairperson Ann Jordan, Clinton supporter Vernon Jordan, and others, and a "Capital Gang" discussion with syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Robert Novak of the "Chicago Sun-Times", Margaret Carlson of "Time", Kate O'Beirne of "National Review", and Al Hunt of the "Wall Street Journal".

  • Reporter(s):
    Begleiter, Ralph;
    Bierbauer, Charles;
    Blitzer, Wolf;
    Chideya, Farai;
    Crowley, Candy;
    Franken, Bob;
    Holliman, John;
    Hurst, Steve;
    Jackson, Brooks;
    Karl, Jonathan;
    McIntyre, Jamie;
    Morton, Bruce;
    Schneider, William;
    Sesno, Frank;
    Shipman, Claire

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