Zeitgeist, bye George! Hello, President Obama!

The 44th President of the United States

The 44th President of the United States

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you did not win a ticket to the inauguration from newly-elected Congressman Gary Peters.  However, there are numerous opportunities to watch this historic occasion unfold tomorrow/later today — whether by watching on msnbc.com from your office, calling in sick (please coordinate this with your co-workers), or dropping by a viewing party to soak up the energy of your fellow citizens.  Wherever you are, no matter what your political affiliation, we hope you’ll take some time to appreciate our country’s long history of peaceful transitions of power, as well as the potent symbolism of President Obama’s election for the civil rights movement and for the history of our great country.  Some options of where you can witness this historic change of power, right here in Michigan, after the jump.

At your Desk . . .

CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX will all be offering live streaming video.  (I’m sure there are more, but one of those should hit most political tastes . . . )

With some Neighbors

Full list of places to watch from the Detroit Free Press.

Royal Oak viewing: Watch the inauguration festivities projected onto a big screen in the Friends Auditorium. Coffee, tea and desserts served, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tue. Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak. 248-246-3700. www.ropl.org. –(Freep.com)

And, of course, on your couch . . .

Brandons Couch -- Urbane on Washington

Brandon's Couch -- Urbane on Washington

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  • Frank P

    IT professionals across the country are going to be struggling to keep networks going tomorrow. Some workplaces are organizing office parties within the workplace so people WON’T call in sick or crash the network.

  • Brandon

    Thanks for the comment, Frank. Yeah, I think a lot of people are going to be away from their duties at around 12-noon tomorrow. Here’s a NYT article on the topic (mostly about people taking the day off — to tell the boss, or not …)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/nyregion/20workers.html?hp

  • Lisa

    Our long national nightmare has ended.

  • Brandon

    Ha! Now, now, no partisanship today! Very exciting to watch the coverage live on MSNBC!

  • Frank P

    What an incredible, historic day. Just can’t believe that they flubbed the oath! Oh, well, adds to the history!

  • Brandon