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Special KTLA Obama inaugural coverage for SoCal Ticket readers

January 19, 2009 |  5:04 pm

Here's a Ticket quick shot of TV schedule info for our many loyal readers across Southern California:

Our sister news operation over at KTLA has some special plans for broadcasts on Inauguration Day, including 11 solid hours of cross-country coverage anchored live from the viewing party at L.A. Live's Nokia Plaza, giant TV screens and all. Live coverage starts at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Be there or set your TiVo. And check out the video at the bottom.

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Then check out the video down below.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Here are the KTLA details and website:

KTLA today unveiled plans for unprecedented massive coverage of Tuesday’s Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. The station will present 11 uninterrupted hours of reports spanning Washington and Los Angeles originating from L.A.’s largest viewing party at the Nokia Plaza. Coverage will also include national and international reaction and commentary about the historic inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.

“Never before has there been such joyous anticipation of a presidential inauguration,” said Don Corsini, president and general manager, KTLA. “Our news team is set to capture all of the significant events here at which may be the largest single venue west of the Mississippi to celebrate this momentous occasion, and in Washington as this historic day unfolds. KTLA’s local coverage on Tuesday will be without equal.”

KTLA News reporters Michaela Periera, Jessica Holmes, Sam Rubin, Asha Blake, Gayle Anderson and others will anchor from L.A. Live’s Nokia Plaza, with direct access to the KTLA News team at the inauguration. Coverage will begin at 4 a.m. PST and will include all of the pre- and post- inauguration celebrations and pageantry from Washington, the complete swearing-in ceremonies, presidential parade and continuing updates of local reaction around Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times media columnist James Rainey will offer insight and analysis.

All of KTLA’s coverage will be beamed to the L.A. Live’s Nokia Plaza crowd on the venue’s enormous high-definition LED screens, with an in-depth wrap-up on the KTLA Prime News at 10 p.m.