ABC News announced today that it will be releasing a commemorative three-hour DVD, “A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” on March 3, 2009. The ABC News production will be the first commercially available DVD of the Inauguration and will be offered for preorder at the ABC News Store and MPIHomeVideo.com.
ABC’s “A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama” features highlights of the day’s coverage anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos from the Newseum above Pennsylvania Avenue, and reporting by the network’s team of correspondents throughout Washington DC. The disc features inauguration events, President Obama’s oath of office and Inauguration Speech, as well as the recitation of the poem “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander, invocation by Rev. Rick Warren, the benediction from Dr. Joseph Lowery and the Inaugural Parade. The DVD also includes clips from the first-ever “Neighborhood Ball,” hosted by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama, and features President Obama’s first speech of the evening, interviews with celebrities, and an exclusive interview with Beyonc after their first dance.
The DVD also has special features including Barbara Walters’ exclusive November 2008 interview with the Obamas, President-Elect Obama’s Election Night speech and the oaths of office of the past nine Presidents — from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush.