U.S. History

"Democracy's Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President, 1789-2013"

Jim Bendat

About the Program

Jim Bendat, who has been an inauguration day correspondent for MSNBC, ITV, and Sky News, talks about the history of inaugurations going back to 1789.  This event, held aboard the Queen Mary, was hosted by the Rotary Club of Long Beach.     

About the Authors

Jim Bendat

Jim Bendat, a lawyer with the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office, has been an Inauguration Day correspondent for MSNBC, ITV, and Sky News.  You can find out more about Mr. Bendat and his work at: inaugurationbook.com.   


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"Democracy's Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President, 1789-2013"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 24th at 11:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, December 22nd at 4pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 16th at 8:15pm (ET)
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