Saturday, January 24, 2009

How people on the mall responded to the Obama Inauguration speech

I watched the Obama inauguration from the middle of the Washington Mall, amidst some two million Americans who had risen at the crack of dawn -- many having traveled for hours by car or bus. By the time Obama finally spoke, all had been standing in the freezing, gusty morning air for hours.

The focus of these videos is not Obama, but the way the audience reacted to the speech. I wanted to capture which parts of the speech most moved the people in the audience.

It was an 18 minute speech, and I thought the last 10 minutes were the best. That was when Obama talked about global issues and America's place in the world.

Part I

Part II

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