Donald Trump’s favorite platform will broadcast his inauguration.
Twitter announced Thursday a partnership with PBS NewsHour to livestream special coverage of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
The live broadcast will include the swearing in of Trump as 45th President of the United States and Mike Pence as vice president in addition the Inaugural Address and Parade. Coverage will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 20.
Managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor the broadcast along with NewsHour correspondents John Yang reporting from the U.S. Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall.
The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next is a powerful moment in the American democratic process. And this year, it comes at a time when the country is embroiled in political discourse like we have rarely seen,” Sara Just, NewsHours executive producer and WETA SVP, said in a statement.
“Streaming public broadcastings thoughtful coverage on Twitter will allow more Americans to experience the inauguration and join in discussion around it,” she continued.
Peaceful transition, indeed. The partnership comes even as Trump failed to invite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to his summit with tech leaders last month. Both Twitter users and non-users can view the broadcast on inauguration.twitter.com.
Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we’re excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcastings live coverage to Twitter,” Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.