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[01/06/09 - 01:14 PM]
HBO to Exclusively Televise We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
HBO will televise the event that evening on an open signal, allowing Americans across the country to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO to Exclusively Televise We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

January 06, 2009

Washington, D.C. - The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is pleased to announce that HBO will exclusively televise WE ARE ONE: THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, the Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural, a celebration of America to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, on SUNDAY, JAN. 18 (7:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT). HBO will televise the event that evening on an open signal, working with all of its distributors to allow Americans across the country with access to cable, telcos or satellite television to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

The Opening Celebration will be a marquis event, featuring some of the biggest acts in the world of entertainment to celebrate our common heritage and our new direction. President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden will both attend the event, which will be free and open to the public. The talent lineup will be announced shortly.

"We are very excited that HBO will be televising the kick-off event for our Inaugural," said PIC Executive Director Emmett S. Beliveau. "Their proven track record as a leader in television will help ensure an event that reflects President-elect Obama's commitment to holding an inauguration that is open, accessible and reflects America's spirit of unity. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is committed to staging an Opening Celebration that reflects the best of our nation, and we are pleased that millions of people across the country will be able to share in this historic experience."

"We are honored to be broadcasting an event of this national significance featuring some of the leading talent from the music and entertainment industry," said Bill Nelson, Chairman & CEO, Home Box Office. "HBO is proud to work with all of our distributors to make this event accessible to as many citizens as possible."

Televised to the nation, the Opening Celebration will be a declaration of common purpose and new beginnings. The Sunday afternoon performance will be grounded in history and brought to life with entertainment that relates to the themes that shaped Barack Obama's campaign and which will be the hallmarks of his administration.

For the latest information on the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, please visit www.pic2009.org.





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