MTV's 'Be The Change: Live from the Inaugural' Jan. 20
By April MacIntyre Jan 17, 2009, 18:01 GMT
01/08/2009 - Rosario Dawson - Usher and Rosario Dawson will serve as MTV Guest Correspondents for the historic swearing in of President-elect Obama, which will air across MTV Channels in the U.S. at 12pm ET. © Insidefoto / PR Photos
MTV and ServiceNation's "Be The Change: Live from the Inaugural" will air an exclusive performances by Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy live from the Youth Inaugural Ball to a global MTV audience.
Usher and Rosario Dawson will serve as MTV Guest Correspondents for the historic swearing in of President-elect Obama, which will air across MTV Channels in the U.S. at 12pm ET.
MTV will exclusively air Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy's performances globally as they headline "Be the Change: Live from the Inaugural."
Grammy award-winning artist Usher and Rosario Dawson, whose organization Voto Latino helped turn out the youth vote, will be on hand as MTV Guest Correspondents reporting live from the Youth Inaugural Ball.
They will join MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway to capture all of the night's action, including President Obama's remarks as the addresses young people across the globe and calls on them to be the change and continue to engage in national and community service.
Actor Tobey Maguire, actor and chair of the ServiceNation ambassador council, will also be among the thousands of young people celebrating the inauguration and youth service from the Youth Inaugural Ball.
MTV's show will feature footage from service activities around the country on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, including a look at Usher working alongside 200 young people to makeover Simon Elementary School in Washington D.C.
Additionally, "Be the Change: Live from the Inaugural" will highlight industrious young people responsible for real change through major service projects being completed in New Orleans, Washington D.C., and in Kenya.
Through MTV's global network in 162 countries in 33 languages, more than 1.5 billion young people around the world will be able to witness this historic event. The program, which will take place at the Hilton Washington in Washington DC, airs live on MTV in the United States on January 20, 2009 at 10 PM ET/ 7PM PT. The event will also be carried live on many of the international MTV channels including MTV Italy, MTV Germany, MTV Spain, MTV France, MTV Canada, MTV Baltic, MTV Romania, MTV Brazil, MTV Portugal, MTV Indonesia, MTV Turkey, MTV Russia and MTV Greece. MTV channels that will air the show following the initial broadcast include Africa, the UK, Arabia, Latin America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
In addition to airing "Be The Change: Live from the Inaugural," MTV, its 24-hour college network mtvU, MTV2, MTV Tr3s, MTV Jams, MTV Hits, MTV.com and MTV 44 ˝, the high definition screen located in Times Square, will carry President-elect Obama’s oath of office and remarks live at approximately 12:00 pm ET. This marks the first time any of the MTV channels have carried a presidential inaugural address. Additionally, mtvU and MTV.com will carry the full inauguration ceremony live beginning at 11:30 am ET.
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