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Welcome to Washington I'm Bret -- you're looking at a live picture of Pennsylvania Avenue -- the inaugural parade continues to delight.
Hundreds of thousands in this capital city we look back.
What was the ultimate exercise in participatory democracy a crowd estimated.
At two million people packed into Capitol Hill and down the Washington mall.
To witness the inauguration.
Of Barack Obama not just as the 44 president but as the first African American president.
He called on Americans to join together to overcome an economic crisis and enter a new era of responsibility.
Senior White House correspondent Major Garrett reports on the new president's first -- The first glimpse on this historic day a quick ride in the most regal carriage in the White House motor pool.
To the church of president saint John's episcopal the sanctuary Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose to establish the inauguration day tradition.
Of mourning prayer.
Into the bright morning -- president elect Barack Obama and his wife emerged ready to approach the White House is mere citizens.
For the very last time.
Awaiting them the first family Michelle Obama brought Laura Bush a gifted journal and writing pen engraved with today's date than inside were ceremonial coffee.
Afterward the president and commander in chief to be -- together to the capital for the must see event of this or any other political season.
The president elect strode to await his introduction of massive jubilant humanity energized expected -- awaited the eye blinking moment.
People president elect of the United States but rock.
-- -- -- Mr.
Obama approach Chief Justice John Roberts making this the first time in US history a president took the go from a Chief Justice whose confirmation he opposed.
-- nervous Roberts botched the -- pushing the word faithfully to the end of the first clause.
I Barack Hussein Obama I solemnly swear I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear.
That I will execute the office of president of United States faithfully you know execute.
Get off faithfully the president the office of president and I just right.
Still the to push through to the climactic conclusion so help you god -- moment.
Words that -- historic step in -- republics persistent pursuit of reinvention and progress history observed -- celebrated by an estimated two million people.
The largest crowd and inaugural history when a stretch from the capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
The speech straightforward bordering on blunt.
Today I say to you that the challenges we face all really.
They are serious and there are many they won't not make me mad you know later.
Or a short span of time but know this America they will be -- The implied remedy a return to maturity we remain a young nation.
But in the words of scripture the time have strong to set aside childish things but our time of standing pat.
Protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions that time has surely passed and it's starting today.
We must pick ourselves up dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking America.
On national security Obama signaled an end to bush tactics on terrorist detentions and interrogations.
But he warned extremist not to miss read his motives or America's muscle.
And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents we say to -- now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken you cannot outlast the other and we will defeat you.
At the capitol luncheon a scary Senator Edward Kennedy who was battling brain cancer suffered a seizure.
Paramedics rushed him to the hospital.
I would be lying to work.
I did not.
A part of me.
-- -- -- The Braves went on in the obamas made an early electrifying walk down Pennsylvania Avenue the first couple made another triumph in stride -- -- of their new home.
And as dusk settled and they found that seed.
Word -- that Kennedy was stabilized and was eager to return to work.
It's a very good and late word on senator Kennedy's condition at Washington Hospital Center -- just gotten off a conversation with David Wade who is John Kerry's chief of staff he tells me that Senator Kerry.
Spoke to Senator Ted Kennedy at the hospital and he reports that Senator Kennedy is in good spirits genuinely laughing and joking so good news on that front.
The crowd is diminished quite considerably here on the parade route but the world's most powerful great spectator President Obama is here.
And also his incoming white house press secretary Robert Gibbs rewards.
He's been the white house press -- -- -- it is from here to work as well as he wants you right away but the one good news is if not all of his keyboard keys intact and in place.
Five major watch in the parade go by you behind you there thank you very much.
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