Inauguration Coverage Plans: MSNBC/CNBC

NBC announced its inauguration coverage plans for MSNBC and CNBC…

MSNBC will telecast live outdoors on the National Mall in Washington D.C. as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, with coverage led by Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Eugene Robinson, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET. on Tuesday, Jan. 20. MSNBC will continue live coverage from the Mall throughout the afternoon and in primetime, with live telecasts of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 5 and 7 p.m. ET; “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” at 6 p.m. ET; “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 8 p.m. ET; “The Rachel Maddow Show” at 9 p.m. ET; and live coverage with Olbermann, Matthews, Maddow and Robinson continuing from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET. David Shuster anchors live coverage from 12-3 a.m. ET. MSNBC will also be live throughout the day and in primetime from the Mall leading up to the Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 19.

“Morning Joe” will be live from the Dubliner Restaurant & Pub on Capitol Hill, Monday, Jan. 19, 6-9 a.m. ET and Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. ET, with hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.

Additionally, MSNBC will also be live from the Mall throughout the day all weekend leading up to Inauguration Day beginning Saturday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 18.

CNBC

CNBC is airing special live programming, “CNBC Reports: President Obama & Your Money,” from 7am-5pm on Monday, Jan. 19 with reports from John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla, Hampton Pearson, Diana Olick, Bertha Coombs, Tyler Mathisen from Washington, DC.

On Inauguration Day, CNBC will have Carl Quintanilla and John Harwood in place for “Squawk Box” (6-9 AM ET) from Washington, DC in addition to the CNBC reporters named above. CNBC will also have all other stories/economic coverage as it pertains to the new White House based at CNBC Global Headquarters and from other parts of the country. Carl Quintanilla will co-anchor “CNBC Reports” from Washington that evening.

MSNBC.COM

Msnbc.com has created a special Inauguration section that offers consumers expansive Inaugural coverage, including the latest breaking political news, original stories, exclusive interactive tools, FirstRead blog posts, and world-class video from NBC News. On January 20, consumers can watch live video streaming of the Inauguration coverage on msnbc.com’s homepage or on http://www.politics.msnbc.com and easily embed the video into their sites and blogs.

The Inauguration section features an exclusive interactive that looks at President-elect Obama’s White House Transition team and who’s on the list to fill the 28 top Cabinet and departmental jobs. Consumers can also view slideshows of Barack Obama’s presidential journey, George W. Bush’s legacy, and previous Inaugurations. Readers can share their own stories about their road to the Inauguration through FirstPerson, msnbc.com’s popular citizen journalism tool. Users can submit video and photos of themselves as they travel to the capital and explain what it means to them to attend the event and to witness the swearing-in first-hand.

The site will also feature Microsoft’s Photosynth, a new product for creating and sharing an immersive photo experience of a place or an event. Photosynth software uses pattern matching technology to find the commonalities between individual pictures and then places those pictures within the context of a digital environment that a user can move around in.

The special Inauguration section will offer a wide range of original stories about the preparations leading up to this historic moment as well as look back at previous Inaugurations. On January 18, msnbc.com will feature profiles on both Barack and Michelle Obama and a look ahead to President-elect Obama’s first 100 days in office. On January 19, the coverage will include remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the impact of his legacy on Obama. On January 20, Inauguration Day, msnbc.com will feature live streaming and comprehensive Inauguration Day coverage across all platforms. On January 21, msnbc.com will continue its special Inauguration Day coverage with political analysis from NBC News as well as our partners – The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and The National Journal – in addition to insightful and entertaining reports on the new first family, outgoing president, Republican reaction, Inaugural scene, and how the country and the world marks this moment in history.

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