I am watching the US President Inauguration 2009 now using Hulu.com
Interesting enough, I browsed all the 50-something TV stations I have in my home, there is no single station reporting the event.
Well. Many people argue that who would be interested in a president inauguration in China. There are one scene (night scene, which should be taken 12 hours ago) on CCTV News Channel for 1 minute). That is all I saw 13 minutes before the Inauguration starts.
About 8 years ago, when the 9-11 event happened, I opened the TV, and every station was broadcasting as usual in the two hours after that – either soap opera, or junk TV-commercial for old people to kill time. It appeared that nothing happened.
The quality of Hulu is not bad. Almost real time when the event happens.
I just cannot imagine the narrow National Mall can hold 2 million people in Washington.
Correction: Starting from 1:00 AM Shanghai time (which is 12:00 noon EST), CCTV News Channel broadcast live of the event with Chinese interpretation.