On January 20, 2009, the world watched as Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. History was made when the first African-American ever-elected president put his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and took the oath of office.
Watch how it all happened in real time. CNN and The Best Political Team on Television take you moment by moment as a new administration takes the seat of power. See the parade of former Presidents and dignitaries as they are seated on the Presidential Podium, witness the swearing-in of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Watch the final departure of Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush from the White House.