January 18, 2009
Posted: 09:04 PM ET
Our Blog Correspondent, David Theall, is blogging from the hottest ticket event in Washington, D.C., TONIGHT! He's at "The Root" Inaugural Ball in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on the red carpet and he'll update you on the scene. It's a star-studded event and we're taking you there on Larry's blog!
Some of the stars expected this evening include, Stevie Wonder, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Tucker, Natalie Portman, Babyface, Ellen Pompeo .... and, perhaps, Oprah herself.
8:54 p.m., ET: Media assembled. Red Carpet stretched out. Boom mic's holstered. All await the first celebrity ....
9:09 p.m.: Kevin Frazier "Entertainment Tonight" weekend anchor is pulling double duty tonight. Covering the event for ET and doing live hits for Larry on the red carpet.
9:10 p.m.: Christopher Hitchens just entered the building. Christopher has joined Larry on many political discussions.
9:14 p.m.: David is hoping his knees make it through having to crouch down while he types so the camera operator can get a live shot of the crowd.
9:20 p.m.: Past LKL guest Bishop T.D. Jakes walking the red carpet with his son. Kevin Frazier interviewing now.
9:23 p.m.: Media Buzzing! Spike Lee hitting the carpet now. Kevin Frazier first with the interview for Larry.
9:35 p.m.: David beginning to feel like a zoo animal as people gather at the roped-off media pitt and snap pictures at Spike Lee behind him. Wouldn't mind if someone threw a peanut or something. Getting a little hungry.
9:44 p.m.: Media waiting for more celebrities.
9:50 p.m.: David just did his live hit on the show. Told Larry about the comments we've recieved on our blog as we asked what the inauguration of Barack Obama means to you.
9:52 p.m.: Samuel L. Jackson walking the carpet. Once again, Kevin Frazier first up with the interview for Larry.
9:55 p.m.: David fights the over-whelming urge to yell, "I'm tired of all these snakes on this plane!"
9:57 p.m.: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein walked into the event with their wives.
10:02 p.m.: End of program. Thanks for joining us tonight! We'll update the other celebrity arrivals in a later blog entry. Have a good night!
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