National Archives to Broadcast Inaugural Swearing-in Live
Work continues on the presidential inauguration stand in front of the U.S. Capitol Building December 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president on January 20.
The National Archives is presenting a series of free public programs on presidential transitions in the McGowan Theater.
A panel of scholars and former White House
staff will discuss successful transitioning at 7 p.m. Jan. 15.
At noon on Jan. 23, Bradley H. Patterson
will discuss his book about how the offices of the White House staff support the president, "To Serve the President."
From Jan. 12 through Jan. 25, an exhibition entitled "Taking the Oath" highlights the evolution of the oath of office and the taking of the oath.