372: The Inauguration Show

372: The Inauguration Show

Jan 16, 2009
On the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, we sent reporters out all over the country to talk to people about how they're feeling about this new president. Do they believe things will change? Do they think there'll be changes in their own lives?
From dozens of hours of interviews, at a Marine Corps base and a button factory, at a New Orleans bar and a Florida town that used to be a stronghold for the Ku Klux Klan, we heard opinions about what would happen in America after the ceremony on January 20th, 2009.

You can check out our web extra of additional kids' letters to President Obama here.
  • When Barack Obama chose Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to give a prayer at his inauguration, gay and lesbian groups cried foul, because of Warren's past remarks about homosexuality and gay marriage. But Rick Warren's constituents—Christian conservatives—also got angry. Ira talks to Dr. Joel Hunter, who's having déjà vu over the whole thing. He's a conservative pastor who Obama chose to give the benediction at the Democratic National Convention. (7 minutes)PoliticsReligion

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