TV Junkie: The Inauguration; New Pilots for FOX
There was no way to avoid President Barack Obama's inauguration today if you were anywhere on the 'net, radio, or television - well, maybe if you were watching the Game Show Network you might've missed it. Most media organizations jumped into this inauguration with both feet which was encouraging. Hulu and Facebook streams were reportedly failing, along with several others. Twitter seemed to do OK after doubling capacity in preparation for the day.
If want another chance to check out the unedited inaugural address (and other clips) check out this MSNBC site.
Who do you think did the best in presenting the inauguration?
Now back to more frivolous matters: Over the weekend it was reported that "Mad Men" creator, Matthew Weiner, signed on for two more seasons (hooray!).
Speaking of jumping in with both feet, FOX has ordered four new comedies and three new dramas for pilot development. The dramas look fairly uninspiring, at least their one sentence summaries do, but the comedies seem to have potential, including one produced by Ben Stiller about a covert CIA operative embedded in a South American banana republic with a mission to install a new dictator.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" (didn't get enough inauguration stuff today), "Frontline: Dreams of Obama" (ditto), "Leverage", "10 Items or Less", Ferguson.
8:00pm Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama CBS - Barack Obama's journey to the White House; Americans share their stories of the inauguration.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - Auditions continue in San Francisco. Make that San Frandisco