Inaugural Coverage - Where and When to Watch

Tomorrow's the big day and if you've decided to stay in for the celebration rather than head out into the crowds, here's where you can catch the television coverage.

All major networks will be covering the events throughout the day and all times here are eastern.

10am: The festivities start and include the invocation by Rev. Rick Warren, a performance by Aretha Franklin, the swearing in for Biden and followed by musical selections of John Williams.

Noon: Obama takes the oath of office and delivers his inaugural address.

8pm on ABC: The Neighborhood Inaugural Ball with Beyonce to sing the first song when President Obama and the first lady take the floor.  Other performers include Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Sting, Shakira, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5. 

8pm on BET: Pre-taped "Yes We Will: BET's Inauguration Celebration" hosted by Nick Cannon

9pm on CBS
: Katei Couric will host a special on Obama's road to the White House.

10pm on MTV:
The Youth Inaugural Ball

10pm on NBC
: Brian Williams takes us through several inaugural balls.

10pm on ABC
: Coverage of several inaugural balls.

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where can I see the entire inaugural ball is is showing on any channel after the fact? Thanks.

HBO is running "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at Lincoln Memorial" at 6pm on Saturday and 3:30pm on Sunday. It has the performances by Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, etc. That's all the repeat coverage I was able to find. Hope this helps!

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