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Friday January 9, 2009 4:00 pm

HBO Offers Free Access to Obama’s Opening Ceremony

Barack ObamaUPDATE: You can find a list of performers for that HBO program here.

Although most of us are currently without tickets for ‘s big day, those with cable or satellite service will have front row seats to the first major event of Inauguration Week.

On January 18, HBO will exclusively air the festivities from the Lincoln Memorial. The program is expected to be filled with A-list performers including a rumored appearance from Bruce Springsteen. Unlike the channel’s coverage back in 1993 (when Bill Clinton was welcomed into office), the 90-minute event will also be open to non-subscribers.

On Monday the 19th, the Disney Channel will be the sole broadcaster of “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future.” The event honoring military families will be attended by and Jill Biden. Then on Tuesday the 20th, ABC will have exclusive access to “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration.” That is where the Obamas are expected to perform their first dance of the evening.

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