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Posted Jan 11, 2011

Inauguration and Parade Aired Live on APT

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – January 11, 2011 – Alabama Public Television (APT) will air extensive live coverage of the inauguration of Governor-elect Robert Bentley and other newly-elected state officers live on Monday, January 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. APT “Capitol Journal” hosts Jon Beans and Lori Cummings will head a team of reporters/producers including Rhonda Colvin and Randy Scott, with commentary from special guest Dr. Ed Bridges, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the color and pageantry of the celebratory parade winding its way from the foot of Dexter Street in downtown Montgomery up to Bainbridge Street and the state capitol. Then at noon, Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb administers the oath of office to State Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries-elect Bob McMillan, State Treasurer-elect Young Boozer, State Auditor Samantha Shaw, Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman, State Attorney General-elect Luther Strange, Alabama Lieutenant Governor-elect Kay Ivey and ending with Governor-elect Bentley, as he becomes Alabama’s 53rd governor. Alabama Public Television has covered Alabama’s gubernatorial inaugurations for decades, beginning with the inauguration of Governor James E. Folsom, Sr. in 1955—one of the first events it broadcast. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, established in 1955, was America’s first statewide educational television network. Affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), it is a seven-day-a-week educational resource for Alabamians of all ages through online services, analog and digital television programming, documentary production and outreach activities. For more information about APT, visit www.aptv.org. # # # CONTACT: Kathie B. Martin, APR 800-239-5233/205-222-0932

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