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Scott Pelley to Lead Presidential Inauguration Coverage for CBS

January 16
5:19 2013

Scott Pelley to Lead Presidential Inauguration Coverage for CBS

CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley will lead CBS News' live, comprehensive and multi-platform coverage of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration from Washington, D.C., including the official swearing in of President Barack Obama on Sunday, Jan. 20. Inauguration Day coverage will be broadcast on Monday, Jan. 21 (7:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and will feature key ceremonies, as well as original reporting from the most experienced team of political journalists on television.

Inauguration Day coverage starts with an extended three-hour CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-10:00 AM, ET) co-hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell from the National Mall. Immediately following CBS THIS MORNING, Pelley will begin anchoring CBS News' day-long Inauguration broadcast (10:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET). He will be joined on-site by Chief Washington Correspondent and FACE THE NATION Anchor Bob Schieffer and O'Donnell from the National Mall. Contributing to the coverage will be Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan, Jan Crawford, John Dickerson, John Miller, Byron Pitts, Bill Plante and Chip Reid. Pelley also will anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30-7:00PM, ET/PT) from Washington, D.C.

Schieffer will anchor an Inauguration-themed edition of FACE THE NATION on Sunday, Jan. 20 (10:30 AM, ET, check local listings). Also on Sunday, Pelley will anchor coverage of the President's swearing-in ceremony at the White House.

CBS News' Inauguration coverage kicks off with CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY on Jan. 19 (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT). The broadcast will be anchored by Rebecca Jarvis and Anthony Mason from the National Mall.

CBSNews.com will stream the Network's Inauguration coverage on Monday, Jan. 21. In addition, CBSNews.com will also feature additional live coverage of related events, interactive slide shows, in-depth analysis of President Obama's first term and reports on what's ahead in his second term.

CBS Radio News will provide live, anchored and short-form special reports of the Inaugural ceremonies beginning on Sunday, Jan. 20. CBS Radio News will broadcast live anchored coverage of the public event at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21 (11:30 AM-1:00 PM, ET), as well as special reports throughout the day and a wrap-up program of the day's events at 4:10 PM, ET. CBS Radio News will also simulcast CBS News' televised inauguration programming. CBS Radio News' coverage will be available to the Network's 580 affiliates, as well as on a Web stream and apps for iPhone and Android devices.

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