Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Parties Span the Ages

I know I'm about two days older than dirt, but I cannot dredge up any memory of a previous presidential inauguration where children and young adults got their own massive parties to celebrate, much less have those celebrations air on television.

Last night the Disney Channel aired "Kid's Inaugural - We Are The Future", an huge bash hosted by the likes of Jamie Foxx and featuring performances by Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers -- watched most carefully by President Obama's young children who even got to take the stage with the famous 'tween superstars. You can watch the event here online.

And tonight young adults can tune in to MTV for "Be The Change" ... and again, when was there an inaugural party on MTV? Performers include Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy and the newly sworn-in president will make an appearance as well. MTV News has coverage now for the broadcast which will air at 10 p.m. tonight.

When was the last time you recall seeing political programming for kids and young adults where shouts of "God Bless America!" or "We have a new president!" drew cheers from that same group of young people?

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