TVOne’s "Washington Watch" is set to air a special edition Monday providing live coverage of the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The hour-long weekly public affairs series will air live in HD Monday, January 21, 2013 from 11 am to 2 pm EST. The coverage will be led by Roland Martin, host and managing editor of the series that focuses on issues of importance to African Americans.
“The second inauguration of the first Black president of the United States is a historical one, and we at TV One are excited to provide our viewers with our unique perspective on this occasion,” Roland said.
Live from the National Mall, TVOne and Roland will provided coverage of the swearing in and Inaugural Address as well as reactions from bystanders.
Roland is expected to be joined by a host of commentators including Angela Rye, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, Dr. Chris Metzler, political scientist at Georgetown University and Alfredas, co-host of the "Russ Parr Morning Show," is expected to contribute as a field reporter.
TV network, celebrating the ninth anniversary of its launch this month, serves more than 57 million households nationwide offering a wide variety of movies, music, original programming and classic series including "Washington Watch."
Jay Feldman, executive producer of "Washington Watch" will join Craig Henry, head of production for TVOne, behind the scenes Monday for the broadcasting of this historic event.
“This is a celebration for all Americans, and it is certainly a moment for African Americans to embrace at its fullest,” Roland said.
Find out where to go, when to watch, what to wear and more. Check out the 2013 Inauguration Guide.