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HBO To Kick Off Inauguration Week Coverage

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Even in this awful economic climate, HBO still has some money to burn!

In fact, they've just received the rights for the exclusively broadcast rights to telecast the opening ceremony of the Presidential inauguration this month on Sunday the 18.

This isn't the first time HBO has covered politics. Back in 1993, they paid $1.5 million to the Presidential Inaugural Committee in order to televise Bill Clinton's kick-off ceremony as well, including performances by Bob Dylan and Diana Ross.

This year the amount HBO paid wasn't released, but you can bet it was millions

This time around, though, they are doing something different. HBO is planning to offer the event for free to all cable and satellite subscribers, even if they aren't HBO subscribers.

Inaugural committee executive director Emmett S. Beliveau said HBO's "proven track record as a leader in television will help ensure an event that reflects President-elect Obama's commitment to holding an inauguration that is open, accessible and reflects America's spirit of unity."

Yea, and we're sure the amount of money they paid them didn't hurt either.

But aside from that Sunday afternoon, all broadcast and cable news channels will air the January 20th inauguration.

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11 comments to “HBO To Kick Off Inauguration Week Coverage”



  1. 1

    Wonder where the snipers will be sitting!! Just Kidding!!



  2. 2

    1st again?!
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    I'd like to thank Michelle and Jeremy… with out you I would have never been a Perez addict! And Germy, without you I would have never come up with a name! Thank you sooo very much!



  3. 3

    I'm watching!!



  4. 4

    They better not interrupt Big Love or my porn! I will be piissed!!!!!!!!!



  5. 5

    I'm not watching.



  6. 6

    so, will curse words be allowed?



  7. 7

    Re: DirrTeee – have we met?



  8. 8

    Re: Milky Milky – hmm… hard to say….



  9. 9

    I'm sure people who pay a premium to watch HBO can't wait for this.



  10. 10

    Unfortunately Nobaba has now shown his true gay bashing colors. He's just a Republican pretending to "care" about inclusion as long as that inclusion doesn't include any gay people. Fuck him.



  11. 11

    Good thing I don't have HBO. I could care less. It's bad enough that it's gonna be all over the place on TV. Let's not celebrate this guy until he actually does something to help the country. Not just "oh he's the first half African president". Who the fuck cares? I sure the hell don't. Race doesn't matter, and it won't make you an awesome president. It's what you DO while in office.