Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:46 pm
After a month of preparation, GW’s inaugural float was finally put to use on Tuesday afternoon.
The parade started when Obama left the Capitol steps at 3:20 p.m., and GW’s float passed by the viewing stand at 5:40 p.m. Fox News caught Obama saluting George as they passed.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 5:57 pm
The GW inaugural float passed by the reviewing stand at about 5:40 p.m. Fox News Channel caught a glimpse of President Obama saluting George, the University’s mascot. D.C. News Channel 8 and other local stations also had a live shot of the parade as the GW float passed by the White House.
National news networks CNN and MSNBC, however, missed the GW float in its entirety. CNN was on a commercial break for the duration of the float’s time in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, while MSNBC returned from commercial break halfway through and cut directly to coverage of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) collapse earlier today.
Monday, January 19, 2009, 9:45 pm
The inaugural parade is expected to begin at 2:30 p.m., but if you’re hoping to catch just GW’s float, tune in around 3 p.m., said Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student Academic and Support Services. more »
Monday, January 19, 2009, 9:24 pm
With less than 24 hours until GW’s inaugural float is scheduled to make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue, project leaders are still struggling to finalize the list of riders. more »
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 6:01 pm
As we’ve reported in the Newsroom before, the GW float was officially accepted by Congress in December for the inaugural parade on Jan. 20. The approved design is a 46-foot-long float built on two trailers and includes a physical representation of each school.
Saturday, December 13, 2008, 3:03 am
A Washington Post blog poked fun at the GW inaugural float design on Friday, comparing it to a bewildering mascot from the Atlanta Olympics. more »