Before the song, Obama spoke with eloquence and emotion. His eulogy was heartfelt, and reached the mourners and the nation.
They spoke about, among other things, race relations, gun violence, comedians, fatherhood and President Obama’s own racial identity.
If you thought the guests who’ve been appearing in the week’s leading up to the final episode The Late Show with David Letterman, wait until you find out who stopped by on Letterman’s final night.
This could be the granddaddy of all of Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrity “Mean Tweets” segments.
Eyebrows were raised on Monday (February 11) when noted right-wing rocker Ted Nugent tweeted that he would be attending the State Of The Union address.
No matter the year or the lineup, Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been a band whose members have no fear about speaking their mind. Late singer/lyricist Ronnie Van Zant famously gave Neil Young a verbal smack-down in “Sweet Home Alabama” (“The southern man don’t need him ‘round, anyhow”).
For the first dance of his second term, President Obama opted for a song he had sung himself once before, Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” But for this very special occasion, he chose to have Jennifer Hudson serenade him and the First Lady instead of taking the song on himself.
What will POTUS be listening to while he gears up for his inauguration celebration?
James Taylor, Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson will help President Barack Obama swear in for a second term on January 21.