Programming Note: Presidential Transition, Inauguration Coverage

President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump.
President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump.

President Barack Obama’s time in office is winding down and President-Elect Donald Trump is preparing for his transition to the White House. Here is a list of scheduled events and programming changes to accommodate for inauguration coverage.

Inauguration Day – January 20, 2017

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

These are the words President-Elect Donald Trump will speak before thousands to become the 45th President of the United States. The theme of the 58th Presidential Inauguration is “Uniquely American”. KRQE News 13 will stream the inauguration proceedings live.

Watch the Presidential Inauguration here »

There are nine events that typically take place on Inauguration Day. These events are as follows:

  • Morning Worship Service
  • Procession to the Capitol
  • Swearing-in ceremony for the Vice President
  • Swearing-in ceremony for the President
  • Inaugural Address
  • Inaugural Luncheon
  • Inaugural Parade
  • Inaugural Balls

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is responsible for planning the inauguration. You can read more about the history and past ceremonies here.

So how does coverage of the Presidential Inauguration affect programming? 

Due to special coverage of the inauguration, the following changes have been made to the programming schedule. All times are local.

  • KRQE News 13 This Morning will air at 4:30 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
  • CBS Morning News will air at 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
  • CBS News Special Coverage will air at 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • There will be no KRQE News 13 at noon newscast

Please note that KRQE News 13 This Morning can still be viewed on Fox New Mexico from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. For complete programming information see the

For complete programming information see the TV Schedule.

Day after Inauguration – January 21, 2017

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for the day after the Presidential Inauguration. The rally is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C. While the main march is set to take place in D.C., there are marches planned in cities across the country including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You can find out more about the Women’s March on Washington here. KRQE News 13 will have coverage and photos from this event.

KRQE News 13 will continue to update this post as more information about the 58th Presidential Inauguration and other events are released.

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