Scott Pelley to Lead CBS News' Coverage of 2013 Presidential Inauguration

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January 16th, 2013

via press release:


Inauguration Day Coverage Will be Broadcast from 7:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET

Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer Will Anchor an Inauguration-Themed Edition of “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Jan. 20

The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning” Will Originate From Washington D.C. Will Simulcast the Network’s Broadcast Coverage

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. will stream the Network’s Inauguration coverage on Monday, Jan. 21.  In addition, 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.

  • RG-X

    Zzzzz – A Big Waste Of Money!

  • JohnC


    I am going to watch netflix instead!

  • Ralph Hahn

    Kudos to CBS News for including CBS RADIO news coverage. That’s never done anymore.

  • Chuck_T

    well there is a shocker! Doesn’t the network news anchor usually head up a presidential inaugural?

  • Alicia

    You would think an anchor and managing editor like Scott Pelley would know something about respect.Every time he reports a story on the white house its Mr.Obama instead of President Obama. I hope that little mishap is taken care of before he does the report on the presidential inauguration in a couple of days.

  • Yvonne

    Two questions:
    1. Why is it amazing how many African America’s love and follow President Obama? Has that type of comment ever been made about all of the white presidents- ie: it’s amazing how many white people love and follow white president, whomever? 21st Century, please don’t make the divide any larger.

    2. Why, do the commentators not show the respect due to the office of the president, by giving him is title before his name? It’s President Obama, not Obama. It’s First Lady or Mrs. Obama, not Michelle. Commentators rarely place ex in front of the past presidents, you still call them President whomever.

    Just some questions I would like to have public answers given.

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