WSJ Special Report Season: 1 Episode: 19 Watch historic clips of past presidential inaugural speeches. Including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and more.
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Today's Download: History made in Washington DC as Barack Obama is inaugurated as America's 44th President! Watch highlights of the day and the ceremony, with excerpts of President Obama's first inaugural address, and a stirring performance by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!
The Presidential Inauguration Obama head to the White House; Obama meets Bush at the White House; Platform seating begins; Obama and Bush travel together to Capitol Hill; Presidential Motorcade arrives at the U.S. Capitol
The Presidential Inauguration Former presidents and Obama arrive; Sen Feinstein delivers welcoming remarks; Pastor Warren delivers Inaugural Invocation; Aretha Franklin sings; Biden takes Oath of Office; Performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, Anthony McGill & Itzhak Perlman
The Presidential Inauguration Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery delivers the Inaugural Benediction to wrap up the ceremonies.
A tribute to one of the greatest statesmen of our time. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.
After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela's campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.
During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.
Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.
Southside Chicago native Stephen Gordon was particularly moved by Obama's message. He's a current resident of the housing project where Obama began as a community organizer, Wyatt Andrews reports.
The first family leaves the White House to attend a church service at St. John's Episcopal Church. Wyatt Andrews reports.
Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign and the administration's first White House press secretary, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about what's in store for Obama's second term.
President Obama has a full slate of public events on tap for the inauguration. CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports.
The oath of office and the president's speech may be the main events at any inauguration, but CBS News' Chip Reid takes a look at the other things worth remembering.
Even though President Obama has four more years in the White House, realistically he only has a little over a year to govern before the next election heats up. Bill Plante reports.
With an election behind him and a second term ahead, just what will President Obama prioritize in his next four years? Jeff Zeleny, national political correspondent for The New York Times, gives his insight.
President Thabo Mbeki's inaugural speech.