That Time When Barack Obama Became President and I Did Live Commentary for a TV Station in India

indiaTen years ago today, Barack Obama’s took the oath of office and became the nation’s 44th president. Not only was it a historic day for America, it also turned out to be one of the most unusual days of my career.

On the morning of the inauguration, I was home with plans to watch the ceremony on TV. For me, the big story had been the historic 2008 presidential campaign and election. The inauguration was just a ceremony – more pageantry than news.

Then my cell phone rang. Continue reading

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