While inaugural activities will look different due to the pandemic, Governor Roy Cooper and the Council of State will be sworn in on January 9, 2021 at 10 AM. The theme of the 2021 Inaugural Ceremony will be North Carolina: Strong, Resilient, Ready and the televised program will feature recorded performances and the administration of the oaths, which will be followed by Governor Cooper’s second inaugural address.
The Inauguration will be carried live by UNC-TV and available to other outlets. Pool coverage will be provided by the Associated Press. Still photographs will be provided following the program. Due to the ongoing pandemic and Governor Cooper’s executive orders limiting mass gatherings, attendance will be limited to COS, their families, staff and pool media.
In addition to the Governor’s address and administration of oaths, the program will include virtual musical performances and offerings from a variety of North Carolinians.
2021 North Carolina Inaugural Ceremony
RUN OF SHOW
WELCOME Ashley Wilson, Chair The Honorable Sydney Batch, Vice Chair Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
INVOCATION Reverend Dwayne Anthony Walker, Pastor Little Rock AME Zion Church ‘
POSTING OF COLORS NCNG and NCSHP
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Miss Indian North Carolina, Kaitlyn Deal
NATIONAL ANTHEM Nnenna Freelon
MUSICAL PRESENTATION Ben Folds
ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS OF OFFICE TO THE COUNCIL OF STATE
Commissioner of Insurance
Commissioner of Labor
Commissioner of Agriculture
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Secretary of State
MUSICAL PRESENTATION Steep Canyon Rangers
ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO THE GOVERNOR
A Prayer for North Carolina Rabbis Eric & Jenny Solomon
MUSICAL PRESENTATION Ana Lucía Divins and Carlos Crespo of Café Amaretto Music
INAUGURAL ADDRESS Governor Roy Cooper
BENEDICTION Christopher Edmonston, Pastor, White Memorial Presbyterian Church
To access the UNC-TV Broadcast:
I. Start and End Times of the Broadcast
The broadcast will begin, live on television, at 10:00:00 AM.
The broadcast is scheduled to end at 11:00:00 AM.
II. Access to the Signal
TV stations may access the broadcast either (1) by satellite (details are provided directly below) or (2) by rebroadcasting the signal of UNC-TV or any of its satellite stations. (UNC-TV has given consent to rebroadcast of its signals. A copy of the consent is available upon request.
Radio stations may access the broadcast through ISDN boxes. Please contact Greg Grissom with UNC-TV at email@example.com for further instructions.
II. Satellite Feed Information
Test window: 9:30 AM – 10 AM
Inauguration: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Satellite: Galaxy 17 (Ku-band)
Location: 91 degrees West
Downlink Frequency: 11977.0 V
Modulation: DVB-S2 8PSK, MPEG4
Symbol Rate: 4.622723 Msps
Format (HD/SD): HD 1080i
English language audio – Service 1
Spanish language audio – Service 2
English captions Serv 1 and CC1
Spanish captions Serv 2 and CC3
Support numbers for Greg Grissom with UNC-TV: 919-549-7249 or 919-801-1206
IV> Live Stream Information
UNC-TV will make available three streaming feeds for media distribution.
Keyed feed with name keys and English language audio/captions
Clean feed with no keys and English language audio/captions
Spanish feed with Spanish language audio/Spanish captions
Embed and preview links for each stream are found below.
2021 Inauguration Feed with Name Keys (Embed Code)
2021 Inauguration Feed with Name Keys (Preview Link)
2021 Inauguration Clean Feed (Embed Code)
2021 Inauguration Clean Feed (Preview Link)
2021 Inauguration Keyed Feed Spanish (Embed Code)
2021 Inauguration Keyed Feed Spanish (Preview Link)
UNC-TV will also by utilizing KU Satellite, TVU, and LTN for distribution for those networks that have this capability.
These feeds will all be a Clean feed (no keys) with English audio on pair 1/2 and Spanish audio on pair 7/8. English captions- Serv 1, Spanish Captions- Serv 2
Any technical questions can be directed to Greg Grissom at UNC-TV at 919-549-7249 or 919-801-1206.