A view of history from the voice of the inauguration
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 01:22
Jan. 19- Charlie Brotman has been the inaugural parade announcer for every president since 1949, and says each time it is as exciting as his first. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
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The presidential inaugural ceremony is steeped in history and pageantry
Eighty-five-year-old Charlie Brotman, has been the inaugural parade announcer for every president -- starting with with Harry Truman in 1949.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) CHARLIE BROTMAN - INAUGURAL PARADE ANNOUNCER SAYING:
"It's incredible, I can hardly believe it and even though I've done it this many times, I think it's like 64 years, from 49-2013, I still get the adrenaline going, it's not the same old same old, been there done that, not all. Every time is like the first time."
President Barack Obama takes the constitutional oath of office inside the White House Sunday. On Monday Obama will take the familiar path along Constitution Avenue following the public swearing in on the steps on the U.S. Capitol-- and once again becoming a part of American inaugural history.
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