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Monday, January 21, 2013

Birds fly over the mall in the early morning in front of the Washington Monument before the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Follow live coverage of the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC and hear the President’s address. Columnist Clarence Page offers his view from the national mall; Jodi Kantor of The New York Times talks about the President’s agenda; and historian Kenneth C. Davis talks about second term inaugurations throughout history. Plus: hear excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, highlights from yesterday's event at the Brooklyn Museum, co-hosted by Farai Chidaya. Featuring:

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Complete Guide to Inauguration

The Brian Lehrer Show's coverage of Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural ceremony and address. Featuring analysis from Clarence Page, live from the National Mall in Washington, Jodi Kantor on Obama's second term agenda, and Kenneth C. Davis on the surprising history of inauguration day.

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Write the Next "Ask Not..."

Some of American rhetoric's most famous lines have been given during inaugural addresses.

What line would you write for Barack Obama's 2nd inaugural speech?


Submit one line (and one line only!) that will echo through the ages in the comments section below.

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