CBS NEWS WILL DELIVER COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE HISTORIC INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS ON JANUARY 20 ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS
NORAH O'DONNELL WILL LEAD THE NETWORK'S SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM, ET
"CBS THIS MORNING" (7:00-9:00 AM) ORIGINATES FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL ON INAUGURATION DAY
CBS NEWS WILL PRESENT A PRIMETIME SPECIAL, "ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE," (8:00-8:30 PM, ET) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
As the nation still grapples with the siege on Capitol Hill, the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, and a global pandemic, CBS News will deliver comprehensive coverage of the unprecedented and historic inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Jan. 20 across all platforms, including the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com and CBS News Radio. The all-day coverage will feature live interviews and political analysis providing depth and historical context of a presidential transition unlike anything the nation has experienced before in its history.
CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) will kick off the day's coverage with co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil broadcasting live from Washington.
CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Norah O'Donnell will lead CBS News' special coverage on the CBS Television Network beginning at 9:00 AM, ET, from Washington.
Joining O'Donnell will be FACE THE NATION moderator Margaret Brennan, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News senior political analyst and 60 MINUTES contributor John Dickerson and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, who has covered Biden for the last two years.
Providing up-to-the-minute reports on security and law enforcement will be CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues and CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, who have reported extensively on security issues in the wake of the siege in Washington.
CBS News White House correspondents Weijia Jiang, Paula Reid, Ben Tracy; CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion; CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave; CBS News Washington correspondent Chip Reid; CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan; and CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford will all contribute to the special coverage.
CBS News will also have correspondents across the country with reactions and reporting as the inauguration takes place: David Begnaud in Lansing, MI; Manuel Bojorquez in West Palm Beach, FL; Nancy Chen in New York City; Carter Evans in Phoenix; Lilia Luciano in Los Angeles; Jonathan Vigliotti in Salem, OR; and Omar Villafranca in Atlanta.
CBSN's Anne-Marie Green, Vladimir Duthiers, Tanya Rivero, Elaine Quijano, and Lana Zak with politics reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns will provide the latest news and headlines on the Network's free streaming news service.
CBS News' Inauguration Day coverage will include original interviews and coverage of key ceremonies and events throughout the day, including the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and related processions. The coverage continues into primetime with an original CBS News half-hour special ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET). Anchored by Norah O'Donnell and featuring the reporting of Gayle King, Erin Moriarty and Peter Van Sant, the special will look at the lives of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and their paths to the White House and include interviews with people on both sides of the political divide talking about what the new administration means for them.
CBS News' full coverage plans include:
· Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil will anchor CBS THIS MORNING (7:00 AM-9:00 AM) live from Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, with the team of Washington correspondents reporting the latest headlines and interviews with key newsmakers.
· Norah O'Donnell anchors the network's comprehensive coverage on Inauguration Day and continues with the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL (6:30-7:00PM, ET), the only network evening newscast based in Washington, D.C. The broadcast will provide context, on-the-ground reporting, and newsmaking interviews leading up to and on Inauguration Day.
· CBS News presents ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET), a 30-minute primetime special anchored by Norah O'Donnell that will look at what the change in the leadership of the White House means for America. Facing a divided nation reeling from insurrection and impeachment, how do President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris move forward in a nation still fighting a raging pandemic? Featuring the reporting of CBS News journalists around the country, ONE NATION: INDIVISIBLE will explore the day, reveal the personal side of the history-making ticket, and look ahead to a country facing several inflection points.
· CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY (check local listings) with Jeff Glor, Michelle Miller and Dana Jacobson will continue CBS News' coverage with live broadcasts ahead of the inaugural on Jan. 16.
· CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9:00 AM ET) on Jan. 17 will look ahead to the inauguration with the first joint television interview since the election with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff. The broadcast also will feature several reports looking at the inauguration, including John Dickerson of 60 MINUTES on the legacy of President Trump; David Martin on the security issues facing the organizers of the inaugural ceremonies; and Rita Braver on this week's impeachment proceedings.
· FACE THE NATION on Jan. 17 will feature moderator Margaret Brennan's interviews with newsmakers, the latest developments on Congress' attempts to impeach and convict the president, security preparations ahead of the inauguration, and findings from the latest CBS News poll about where Americans think the country is headed.
· A new edition of 60 MINUTES airs on Jan 17 and continues to report on the circumstances of the assault on the Capitol and how it will affect the inauguration.
· CBS NEWS DIGITAL will deliver multi-platform, continuous coverage across CBSN, CBSNews.com and the CBS News social accounts. CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service, will have robust live coverage throughout the day and night available for free across digital platforms, including a special edition of the daily politics show RED & BLUE at 5:00 PM, ET anchored by Elaine Quijano. CBSN's live coverage will begin at 7:00 AM, ET with CBSN AM and will be led throughout the day by anchors Anne-Marie Green, Vladimir Duthiers, Tanya Rivero, Quijano and Lana Zak, with CBSN politics reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns delivering live updates from Washington, D.C.
· CBS NEWSPATH, the Network's 24-hour television news-gathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world, will also offer full Inauguration Day coverage. Natalie Brand and Skyler Henry will report from Washington.
· CBS NEWS RADIO will offer extensive coverage of the inaugural ceremonies and surrounding events, including live, anchored coverage and special reports throughout the day. CBS News Radio will also provide stations with expanded reporting, analysis and audio for on-air and digital use. Starting at 11:00 AM, ET, Steven Portnoy will anchor CBS News Radio's inauguration coverage and will be joined by Steve Dorsey, Cami McCormick, Allison Keyes, Peter Maer, Leonard Steinhorn and more.
· CBS News' podcast THE DEBRIEF WITH MAJOR GARRETT will explore the history of the inauguration and how it will look different this year. Major Garrett will also look at what sorts of added security precautions are in place to prevent a repeat of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.