Refresh for updates… Three days ahead of the Ball on the Mall, the TV network are solidifying their plans to cover the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. And the expected protests. (All times Eastern.)

CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley

CBS This Morning and an expanded hourlong edition of CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley will originate from the nation’s capital, with all anchors on deck. Following the newscast at 8 PM will be Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Donald Trump, a live, one-hour special anchored by Gayle King and John Dickerson focused on what a Trump presidency will mean for America, what’s ahead in the first 100 days and what the election taught us about ourselves as a country.

ABC News’ chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos said in May he should not have made donations to the Clinton Foundation and would therefore not moderate ABC News’s GOP debate in February. He apologized for failing to tell ABC he gave $75K to Clinton Foundation in 2012, ‘13 and ’14. Stephanopoulos defenders noted he made the donations when neither Hillary nor Bill Clinton held elected office. Detractors argued she’d been Secretary of State at the time and anyone who did not know by ’14 she would make a White House run in ‘16 ought not to cover politics for ABC News. Republicans mulled boycotting Stephanopoulos-hosted Sunday Beltway show.

On ABC, Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead Inauguration Day coverage for the network from Washington, D.C. with a special edition of Good Morning America at 7 AM and continuing coverage through 4 PM. World News Tonight with David Muir and Nightline will air special editions from the capital, and 20/20 will air one-hour specials from D.C. at 10 PM Thursday and Friday, anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Muir, respectively.

As part of its coverage of Trump’s inaugural, NBC will broadcast in Live 360 video on Facebook throughout the weekend.

Telemundo said today that it will air Los Hispanos y Trump, a news special hosted by José Díaz-Balart, at 7 PM on Friday. It will features views of the swearing-in from the perspective of five Latinos in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and San Francisco. The program will boost the Spanish-language network’s Inauguration Day coverage to eight hours, starting with Trump en la Casa Blanca at 9 AM.


Univision is calling its coverage Cambio de Mando (Change of Leadership), which kicks off at 7 AM with Despierta América with news anchor Satcha Pretto hosting from Washington, D.C. It continues at 11 AM the network’s live coast-to-coast broadcast of the inauguration ceremony, led by anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas, also stationed in the nation’s capital. A team of Univision News correspondents will be reporting from different locations including the National Mall, Trump International Hotel in D.C. and the White House.

We’ll update this post as other broadcast and cable news nets announce their plans.