KQED Covers the Obama Inauguration on Radio, Television and Online

Scott Shafer reports from Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 18 for KQED Public Radio’s The California Report and KQED Public Television’s This Week in Northern California.

KQED is the Bay Area home of live NPR and PBS coverage of this momentous event on Monday, January 21.

KQED’s popular blog NewsFix provides photos and perspective the week leading up to the inauguration.

KQED, the public media organization that serves Northern California, is your Bay Area radio, television and online destination for in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama’s second term inauguration. Along with the NPR and PBS live coverage of the event on Monday, January 21, 2013, KQED Public Radio’s The California Report hits the road this week for a special edition of the weekend news magazine on Friday, January 18, 2013 on KQED 88.5 FM. Host Scott Shafer will spend the week in Washington, D.C., talking with newly elected California politicians and checking in with senior legislators about gun control and immigration. His reports and interviews will also be featured on This Week in Northern California on KQED 9 on Friday, January 18, 2013. KQED’s popular blog NewsFix will provide photos, perspective and more from Washington, D.C., all week leading up to the inauguration at KQEDnews.org. Also follow KQED News on Facebook (fb.com/KQEDnews) and Twitter (twitter.com/KQEDnews).

Here is a rundown of all you can find at KQED for this momentous event:

(Subject to change)

KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM):

  • Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 11pm:
    The California Report Magazine
    Host Scott Shafer and producer Suzie Racho will spend this week in Washington, D.C., talking with newly elected California politicians and checking in with senior legislators about gun control and immigration. The Magazine will also feature a story about a Santa Cruz artist traveling to the inauguration hoping to create positive change through his 1000 Artists project. And we’ll find out how the California State Society keeps Californians connected to their home state. Plus, we’ll hear a little from a Palm Springs high school band participating in the inaugural parade. Check CaliforniaReport.org for details.
  • Monday, January 21, 2013, 7am–1pm
    KQED 88.5FM will be the home of NPR’s live coverage of the inauguration.
  • Monday, January 21, 2013, 5:50am and 6:50am
    Shafer will be reporting for The California Report live from the Capitol Mall on inauguration day.

KQED Public Television:                                       

  • Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:30pm
    This Week in Northern California
    on KQED 9
    Shafer will speak to guest host Thuy Vu from Washington, D.C., about the inauguration and the episode will include excerpts from his interviews with California lawmakers on the issues of immigration reform, gun control and budget spending.
  • Monday, January 21, 2013, 8am–11am
    The live PBS coverage of the inauguration will air live on KQED Plus and KQED World.

KQED Interactive:

  • KQED’s popular news blog NewsFix will be covering the inauguration with up-to-the-minute updates at KQEDnews.org.
  • Follow KQED News on Facebook (fb.com/KQEDnews) and Twitter (twitter.com/KQEDnews) for great photos, perspective and other content all week leading up to the inauguration.

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