Monday, February 25, 2013
Smokey Fontaine ’93, writer and CCO of Interactive One, created a behind-the-scenes video, “We The People,” after attending the presidential inauguration on January 21st, 2013. “America was alive that day in Washington,” Fontaine writes for NewsOne.
I missed the first one. When Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as our first African-American president with an agenda that I believed passionately in, I watched history unfold on a flat screen.
I was not going to miss the second time around. In fact, to make sure I gave myself the most memorable of experiences, I chose to go to the Capitol as part of a radio broadcast team, giving me the kind of 20-feet away access that laypersons – and even fellow journalists – would only dream of.
We arrived in the middle of the night and I honestly did not know what to expect. Would this be the moment of a lifetime? Or would this be, as all the pundits were claiming, a disappointing repeat with less people and less enthusiasm and less meaning?
Read the article and watch the movie…
Image: from Smokey Fontaine.
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