Television, Radio Coverage Set for Inaugural

Live television coverage of the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect George Bush will get under way early Friday.

The telecasts from Washington will be carried from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on NBC, from 7:30-10 a.m. and from 11 a.m.-noon on ABC and from 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on CBS.

Public television station KCET Channel 28 will cover the event from 8:30-9:30 a.m., as will Spanish-language stations KMEX Channel 34 and KVEA Channel 52.

Cable News Network and C-SPAN will follow the proceedings starting at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively.


Coverage is scheduled to include the trip by outgoing President Reagan and Bush from the White House to the Capitol (at about 7:45 a.m.), the Bush oath of office (9 a.m.), Reagan’s departure from Andrews Air Force Base (10 a.m.), and a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House led by Bush (11 a.m.).

Then, Friday night, Barbara Walters will talk with Bush and his wife, Barbara, on the ABC news magazine “20/20" at 10 p.m. The interview is expected to focus on the aspirations of the nation’s 41st President and the couple’s feelings as they prepare to be the next First Family.

And for late-night viewers, NBC will offer a half-hour wrap-up of the day’s events and inaugural balls from 11:30 p.m.-midnight.

On radio, live coverage of the inauguration will begin Friday at 8 a.m. on KFWB (980), KNX (1070) and KPFK-FM (90.7), and at 8:30 a.m. on KFI (640), KGIL (1260) and KCRW-FM (89.9).