Donald Trump will raise his left hand and take the oath of office on Friday, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States. You’re either totally stoked or completely horrified. Either way, you’re not gonna want to miss it.

We’ll be there in Washington, following along from the office, and liveblogging it all. So join us, and tune in for yourself. Here’s how.


The musical entertainment starts at 9:30 a.m. ET, but the show doesn’t officially start until 11:30 am EST with the swearing-in ceremony in front of the Capitol building. Most major networks—CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox—will cover it live and talk about it all day long.


If you’re a cord-cutter or simply won’t be near a TV, most major news outlets will be stream coverage online. Of course, that might require a log-in. Don’t have one? Don’t sweat it. Sites like Politico and Democracy Now! will be streaming it, too. And if you’re just a diehard Washington wonk, follow the action on the White House website or the concisely named Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies website.

Getting Social

President-elect Trump is nothing if not social media savvy, so it is fitting to watch via Twitter. If you can’t stand Twitter (we don’t blame you) at this point, YouTube is an option, with feeds from The Washington Post, Bloomberg Politics, C-SPAN, ABC, and Telemundo. USA Today is getting in on the YouTube stream game too, but its coverage—for better or worse, but probably worse—will be a 360 VR experience.

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