Main | Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tonight: HBO Re-Airs Inaugural Concert WITH Gene Robinson

But tonight's re-airing is for subscribers only.
HBO says it will telecast “an updated version” of Sunday’s inaugural-related concert tonight (Wednesday) at 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time. By “updated,” the premium cable network means it will include the invocation that had been delivered by the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay New Hampshire Episcopal bishop, at the ceremony’s start. HBO’s Sunday telecast had not included the invocation and the premium telecast had exclusive TV rights to the event, which meant no one watching the concert on TV saw the invocation. They did catch celebrities like Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, and Garth Brooks. Obama addressed the crowd near the end of the bash.

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